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Two fragments of a terracotta kylix, joins 1979.11.8

Signed by Hieron as potter
Attributed to Makron
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
joined with 1979.11.8: 12 15/16 in. (32.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, David L. Klein Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc. and Stuart Tray Gifts, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.11.7b, c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
The integration of mortal and immortal participants in a single scene appears throughout Greek vase-painting. Here, on the exterior, a group of older and younger men is joined by a youth with a cock and a bearded man with a scepter who strongly suggest Ganymede and Zeus. To the right, a boy with a lyre raises his right hand in surprise and flees.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1978. "One Hundred Eigth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1977 through June 30, 1978." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 108: p. 45.

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