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Fragment of a terracotta kylix, joins 1979.11.8

Attributed to Makron
Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
joined with 1979.11.8: 12 15/16 in. (32.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.172
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.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1982. "Notes on Makron." The Eye of Greece: Studies in the Art of Athens, Donna Kurtz and Brian Sparkes, eds. no. 26A, p. 33, pls. 7b, 9, 11b, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1994. "One Hundred Twenty-fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1993 through June 30, 1994." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 124: p. 35.

Kunisch, Norbert. 1997. Makron, Forschungen zur antiken Keramik. II Reihe, Kerameus, Vol. 10. pl. 236, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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