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Fragment of a terracotta kylix, joins 1978.11.7a,d; 1979.11.9; 1980.304; 1988.11.5; 1989.43; 1995.540

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 Mrs. Frieda Tchacos, in honor of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.170
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.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1990. "One Hundred Twentieth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1990." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 120: p. 31.

Kunisch, Norbert. 1997. Makron, Forschungen zur antiken Keramik. II Reihe, Kerameus, Vol. 10. pl. 250, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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