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Terracotta stemless kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Asteas Workshop
Period:
Classical
Date:
late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Paestan
Medium:
Terracotta; applied color
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 15/16 x 7 11/16in. (5 x 19.5cm) diameter of bowl 5 1/8in. (13cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.11.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Siren.

Siren dancing atop a tendril.
The practice of using applied color to achieve the effect of red-figure gained some popularity in Paestan vase-painting. This example is in particularly fine condition.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1990. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1989-1990." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 48(2): p. 11.

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