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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to an artist near Psiax
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520–510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; bilingual
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) width 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm) diameter of tondo 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.500.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior (black-figure), palmette quatrefoil
Exterior (red-figure), between eyes, man and man with spear

Features such as the bilingual decoration, the palmette quatrefoil, and the style of the figures associate this work with Psiax. It does not, however, share the sureness of vases by his own hand.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1985. "One Hundred Fifteenth Annual report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1984 through June 30, 1985." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 115: p. 38.

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