Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)
- Attributed to Douris
- ca. 490–480 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- Diam.:W, 14 1/4 x H,4 1/2 in.
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1976 (1976.181.3)
Lent by the Musée du Louvre (L.1975.65.14–.17, .19)
- Accession Number:
Interior, seated poet and youth
Exterior, obverse and reverse, youths and men
The seated man is identifiable as a poet through the lyre in his left hand and the inscription Egeas in the exergue. Although the name is not otherwise attested in this form, it may refer to Agias, or Hegias, of Troizen, mentioned in ancient literature as the author of the Nostoi, a poem now lost that narrated the return from Troy of various Greek heroes. On the exterior of the cup, the column and aryballos (oil flask) situate the scene in the gymnasium.