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Terracotta stemmed kyathos (single-handled cup)

6th century B.C.
Terracotta; bucchero
H.: 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of L. P. di Cesnola, 1875
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The cup with a short stem and single, high handle is typically Etruscan. It served as a ladle or dipper. Like the Nicosthenic amphora, this shape was taken into the Attic ceramic repertoire in the second half of the sixth century B.C. and produced for export to Etruria. The name given to the shape is that of the Greek variety.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 55, fig. 31, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.63c, pp. 40 n. 27 [p. 305], 90, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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