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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Lyandros Painter
ca. 450 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
Overall: 3 3/4 x 12 13/16in. (9.6 x 32.5cm); diameter 10 1/8in. (25.7cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Christos G. Bastis Gift, 1958
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Interior, youth arming while a boy holds his spear and shield
Exterior, youths

Every able-bodied male citizen of Athens was expected to fight when necessary. Here a youth dons the panoply of a foot soldier.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 835, no. 2 top, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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