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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Euaion Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460–450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Diam.: 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.177
  • Description

    Interior, satyr cooking

    Although satyr iconography tends to focus on the specific pursuits of Dionysos, the god of wine, and his followers, satyrs occasionally are cast in human roles. The satyr's meal is contained in a skyphos (deep drinking cup) that stands on a support of indeterminate shape. With the stick in his left hand, he seems to be stoking a fire beneath the support.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Capua

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 107, fig. 87.

    Metzger, Henri. 1951. Les représentations dans la céramique attique du IVe siècle. Paris: E. de Boccard, p. 26, fig. 12.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 86.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 107, fig. 87.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 797, no. 138.

    Pinney, Gloria Ferrari and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1979. Aspects of Ancient Greece Allentown, Penn.: Allentown Art Museum, no. 45, pp. 96-97.

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