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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Signed by Epiktetos as painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Leon Levy Gift, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.11.21
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Komast (reveler) with skyphos (deep drinking cup) and oinochoe (jug)

Among the very early red-figure artists who specialized in kylikes, Epiktetos was one of the most accomplished. The ease of execution, combined with the elegant simplicity of the shape and decoration, represents Greek vase-painting at its finest. It is certainly intentional that the skyphos is so much larger than the oinochoe and that it is balanced on his forearm.
Signature: Signed by Epiktetos as painter
From Vulci

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. "One Hundred Ninth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1978 through June 30, 1979." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 109: p. 34.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1979. "Notable Acquisitions, 1975-1979." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, : pp. 14–15.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Alan L. Boegehold. 1985. The Amasis Painter and His World: Vase-Painting in Sixth-Century B.C. Athens. pp. 224–25, fig. 116, Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Scheibler, Ingeborg. 2000. "Attische Skyphoi für attische Feste." Antike Kunst, 43: pp. 19, 37.

Smith, Tyler Jo. 2016. "Instant Messaging : Dance, Text, and Visual Communication on Archaic Corinthian nad." Epigraphy of Art : Ancient Greek Vase-Inscriptions and Vase-Paintings, Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, ed. p. 158, fig. 8, Oxford: Archaeopress.

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