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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Douris
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480–470 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
52.11.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, youth and man
Exterior, obverse and reverse, youths and men

The interior shows a man propositioning a youth. The composition is admirable for the easy juxtaposition of the figures, the characterization of the man by the purse and of the youth by the athletic equipment on the wall, and the emphasis placed on the hands in the center. The exterior shows young men with their older mentors or teachers. The fillets and wreaths indicate rewards for accomplishments.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1952. "Recent Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 11(3): pp. 100-1.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 437, 1653, no. 114, Add. 1, pp. 425-47, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. "Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 31(1): no. 20, pp. 6, 48-49, 68.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Shapiro, H. Alan and Lesley A. Beaumont. 2003. "Fathers and Sons, Men and Boys." Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past, Jenifer Neils, John H. Oakley, and Katherine Hart, eds. pp. 102-3, figs. 17a-c, New Haven: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 115, pp. 106, 428, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin. 2011. "Sex for Sale? Interpreting Erotica in the Havana Collection." Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE-200 CE, Allison Glazebrook and Madeleine M. Henry, eds. pp. 132, 144, n. 30, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

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