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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

Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 95, Gallatin pls. 47.1, 48.1a–b, 61.4, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 92–93, no. 66, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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