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Terracotta stemless kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Painter of New York 69.232
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 410–380 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
width 11 1/8in. (28.2cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul E. Manheim, 1969
Accession Number:
69.232
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Interior, satyr leaning on a pillar
Exterior, obverse, woman holding a wreath; reverse, nude youth by a pillar

This cup was painted by a follower of the Amykos Painter and may represent the minor mode of the Creusa Painter, one of the leaders of the second generation of Lucanian artists. The pillars, nude youth, and wreath suggest an athletic context. The satyr appears relaxed but commanding.
Denoyelle, Martine. 2002. "Some Little Vases by the Creusa and Dolon Painters." Essays in Honor of Dietrich von Bothmer, Mr. Andrew J. Clark and Dr. Jasper Gaunt, eds. p. 142, pl. 36a, Amsterdam: Allard Pierson Stichting, Amsterdam.

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