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Terracotta kylix: band-cup (drinking cup)

Signed by Hischylos as potter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–540 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.131.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse and reverse, frontal quadriga between youths and inscription: Hischylos made [me]

The band-cup was produced concurrently with the lip-cup; the two shapes are often designated Little-Master cups owing to their small scale. The later band-cups often have more ambitious compositions than occur on lip-cups. The subject here is a quadriga, a four-horse chariot, seen from the front. Artistically, the perspective advances beyond the profile horsemen favored by Lydos.
Signature: Signed by Hischylos as potter

Inscription: Inscribed: "Hischylos made [me]"
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. "Recent Accessions in the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 25 (5), pt. 1: pp. 136-7, fig. 6.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes. pl. XIV, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 60, 202, pl. 42b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. pp. 167, 688, no. 2 top, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Cohen, Beth and University of Chicago Press. 1991. "The Literate Potter: A Tradition of Incised Signatures on Attic Vases." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 26: pp. 53, 58-60, 69, fig. 11.

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