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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup) with horses

Attributed to the Painter of Berlin 2268

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510–500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.80 cm) D. 10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.170
  • Description

    This kylix of Type B is one of the more notable vases by the painter of Berlin 2268. Although it was composed without much detail or very much care, the lifelike attributes of the horses and the figures make this piece interesting and attractive. The almost total absence of anatomical markings on the figures is typical of this time period, painter and shape.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. New York: Plantin Press, p. 25, fig. 163.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 73-74, 215, pl. 55b.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 155, no. 38.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik, no. 52.

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