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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Euergides Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm); diameter 13 1/16 in. (33.1 cm); width with handles 16 9/16 in. (42 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.129
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, youth with keras (drinking horn)
Exterior, obverse, panther attacking fawn, and youth;
reverse, athletes and trainer

The inclusion of the panther felling a fawn in the iconography of this cup is noteworthy; the youth running away makes the animal encounter very immediate. The representation may have something to do with prowess and cowardice.
From Vulci

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 92, no. 66, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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