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Two fragments of a terracotta kylix, join 1979.11.8

Attributed to Makron
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
joined with 1979.11.8: 12 15/16 in. (32.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.42
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
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.
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