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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to a painter of the Thorvaldsen Group
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm); diameter 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, warrior and boy
Exterior, athletes

The interior presents a particularly fine but also sober depiction of a warrior; he grasps a spear and is accompanied by a boy, probably an attendant. The artist carefully articulated the elements of the warrior's dress and armor; by putting the helmet to one side, he could render the pensive, downcast face. The exterior shows more animated scenes—boxing, wrestling, and preparing to throw the diskos.
Said to be from Vulci

Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. pp. 8–9, Gallatin pls.10–12, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 86, fig. 58, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 73, 214, pl. 54e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 86, fig. 58, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 455, no. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 377, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 96, pp. 90, 423, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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