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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Boreads Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 570–560 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Laconian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 15/16 in. (10 cm); diameter 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.11.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, the apotheosis of Herakles

The scene on the interior shows Athena leading Herakles to the enthroned Zeus. A boar occupies the exergue below.
From after 1928 and until 1950, collection of Dr. Ludwig Curtius, Director of the German Archaeological Institute (1928-1938), Rome; [by 1950, with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.]; acquired in 1950, purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.
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Shefton, Brian. 1954. "Three Laconian Vase-painters." Annual of the British School at Athens, 49: no. 4, p. 300, pls. 50-51a.

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Pelagatti, Paola. 1958. "Kylix laconica con Eracle e le Amazzoni." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, Vol. 82: pp. 491-3, fig. 9.

Rolley, Claude. 1959. "Le peintre des cavaliers." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 83: p. 283.

Carroll, Diane Lee. 1965. "Patterned textiles in Greek Art: A Study of their Designs in Relationship to Real Textiles and to Local and Period Styles. PhD Thesis.." Ph.D. Diss. no. 233, p. 318. University of California, Los Angeles.

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Stibbe, Conrad M. 1972. Lakonische Vasenmaler des sechsten Jahrhunderts v. Chr.. cat. no. 140, pl. 44, 1-3, Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company.

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Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Venit, Marjorie. 1985. "Laconian Black Figure in Egypt." American Journal of Archaeology, 89(3): p. 393 n. 19.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Hera, no. 459; Herakles, no. 2861, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Hyakinthos, no. 49, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Hecht Robert. 2014. Bob Hecht by Bob Hecht, Geraldine Norman, ed. p. 5 n. 10.

Jiang, An. 2016. "Karneia and Kitharoidos: Rereading a Laconian Cup in the Michael C. Carlos Museum." The Consumers' Choice: Uses of Greek Figure-Decorated Pottery, Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture, Vol. 2, Thomas H. Carpenter, Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, and Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell, eds. pp. 29–30, fig. 9, Boston: Archaeological Institute of America.

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