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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Onesimos
ca. 490 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm) diameter 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, groom with horse

It is rare in red-figure to find representations of a man and a horse as intimate as this one. A black groom is in the process of currying the horse tethered to the perforated fixture at the right of the tondo. On the wall hangs a whisk broom. The horse is restive; the young man rests his arm decisively on its back and goes about his business.
Muscarella, Oscar White. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection no. 60, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 51(2): p. 61.

Miller, Margaret C. 1997. Athens and Persia in the Fifth Century B.C.: A Study in Cultural Receptivity. p. 212 n. 154, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Cohen, Beth. 2000. Not the Classical Ideal: Athens and the Construction of the Other in Greek Art pp. 67-8, fig. 2.10, Leiden: Brill.

Beaumont, Lesley A. 2003. "The Changing Face of Childhood." Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past, Jenifer Neils, John H. Oakley, and Katherine Hart, eds. p. 80, fig. 18, New Haven: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.

Moore, Mary B. 2004. "Horse Care as Depicted on Greek Vases before 400 B.C." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 39: pp. 8, 35, 51-52, fig. 32, pl. 2.

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