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Terracotta plate

Signed by Epiktetos as painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520–510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Diam.: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Bothmer Purchase Fund, and Schimmel Foundation Inc. and Christos G. Bastis Gifts, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.11.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Youth riding rooster

Plates were favored by some of the major vase-painters, both black-figure and red-figure, during the last decades of the sixth century B.C. The tondo presented the same challenge as the interior of a cup. This young man astride a rooster touches the bird's neck with his right hand and, curiously, rests his toes on the framing circle. The meaning is not evident, but the reference undoubtedly has to do with the rooster as a love gift.
Signature: Signed by Epiktetos as painter
From Vulci

Bonaparte, Lucien. 1829. Museum etrusque, fouilles de 1828 à 1829. Vases peints avec inscriptions. p. 103, Viterbo, Italy.

Boardman, John, Martin Robertson, and C. Martin Robertson. 1979. Great Britain--Castle Ashby, Northampton, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Vol. 15. no. 65, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1981. "Notable Acquisitions 1980-1981." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 38: p. 13.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1981. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 111: p. 37.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Hippalektryon, no. 83, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

1994. Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide: Works of Art Selected by Philippe De Montebello. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 108, pp. 102, 427, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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