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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Signed by Hegesiboulos as potter

:
Attributed to the Hegesiboulos Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) diameter 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.47
  • Description

    Interior, foreigner with his dog
    Exterior, obverse, symposium (drinking party); reverse, komos (revel)

    In technique and execution, this cup represents the kind of enterprising and accomplished artist who flourished in Athens during the late sixth and early fifth centuries B.C. The technique is red-figure enhanced by a coral-red slip, a short-lived experiment. The decoration is exceptional for the trenchant observation that underlies the spirited rendering. The man on the interior is often identified as Levantine. His physiognomy would have been as outlandish to an Athenian as the appearance of his dog.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed by Hegesiboulos as potter

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 104, fig. 63.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 124, fig. 82.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 124, fig. 82.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 52, fig. 38.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 63, 205, pl. 45e.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 52, fig. 38.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 175, 1631, bottom, Add. 1, p. 175.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik, no. 51.

    Wehgartner, Irma. 1983. Attisch Weissgrundige Keramik: Maltechniken, Werkstätten, Formen, Verwendung. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, pp. 100, 206, n. 19.

    Cohen, Beth. 2006. "Coral-Red Gloss." The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases, Beth Cohen, ed. Malibu: J. Paul Getty Trust, pp. 50, 53, fig. 8, n. 38.

    Williams, Dyfri. 2006. "The Sotades Tomb." The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases, Beth Cohen, ed. Malibu: J. Paul Getty Trust, pp. 296, 298, fig. 3, n. 18.

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