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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); diameter 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm); width with handles 7 15/16 in. (20.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.23
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Dogs among fruit trees

Scenes of rural life do not figure prominently in the iconography of Attic vases. This exception is engaging in its simplicity. Executed at a time when the red-figure technique had loosened the manner of drawing, the dogs were painted in added white directly onto the reserved clay surface.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1944. Greek Painting: The Development of Pictoral Representation from Archaic to Graeco-Roman Times. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 62, 204, pl. 44a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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