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Terracotta mastos (drinking cup in the form of a breast)

Attributed to Psiax
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/4 x 8 1/8in. (13.4 x 20.6cm) diameter 5 9/16in. (14.1cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Abraham Foundation Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.11.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Obverse, Dionysos
Reverse, maenad
[Until 1975, with Galerie Antike Kunst Palladion, Basel, Switzerland]; acquired in 1975, purchased from the Galerie Palladion.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1976. "One Hundred Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1975, through June 30, 1976." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Annual Report, 106: p. 46.

Mertens, Joan R. 1979. "Some New Vases by Psiax." Antike Kunst, 22: p. 23, n. 13, pl. 9, 1-4.

Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. pp. 28-9, fig. 14, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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