Quantcast

Terracotta kylix: Siana cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Painter of Boston C.A.

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 560–550 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) diameter 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.234.3
  • Description

    Interior, satyr pursuing maenad
    Exterior, palmette-lotos chain

    While nonfigural motifs often frame or emphasize a specific zone or subject, they can also serve as the primary decoration. In this respect, it is useful to compare the role of ornament in architecture. The alternating stylized palmettes and lotos flowers represent a combination that later becomes standard on the necks of neck-amphorae.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from near Naples

  • 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. 153.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 59.

    Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 2. Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, p. 148, fig. 221.

    Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. New York: Hacker Art Books, p. 69, no. 3 top.

  • See also
    Who
    What
    Where
    When
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
248725:1

Close