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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Signed by Hieron as potter
Attributed to Makron
Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
diameter (estimated) 12 15/16in. (32.8cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fried Gift, 1979 (1979.11.8) Purchase, David L. Klein Jr. Memorial Foundtion Inc and Stuart Tray Gifts, 1978 (1978.11.7b, c) The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1988 (1988.11.4) Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1989 (1989.42) Gift of Mrs. Frieda Tchacos, in honor of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1990 (1990.120) Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1994 (1994.172)
Accession Number:
1979.11.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, man and woman reclining
Exterior, obverse and reverse, men and youths

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.
Signature: Signed by Hieron as potter
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.

Kunisch, Norbert. 1997. Makron, Forschungen zur antiken Keramik. II Reihe, Kerameus, Vol. 10. pl. 236, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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