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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Penthesilea Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm); diameter 14 7/16 in. (36.7 cm); width with handles 18 1/16 in. (45.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, hunter attacking boar
Exterior, obverse and reverse, athletes

The workshop of the Penthesilea Painter was the most active purveyor of cups during the second quarter of the fifth century B.C. The tondo here illustrates the artist's facility with his medium. A rocky setting is implied by the curvilinear forms at the sides, the boar's hide is indicated by a few strokes of dilute glaze, and the hunter wields his machaira (knife) in the post of the Tyrant-slayers.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 12, Gallatin pls. 19–20, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1942. "The Gallatin Collection of Greek Vases." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 37(3): pp. 52–53, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 98, fig. 70, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 85, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 98, fig. 70, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 882, no. 39, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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