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Terracotta kylix: band-cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Tleson Painter
Attributed to Tleson as potter
ca. 550–540 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm) diameter 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of F. W. Rhinelander, 1898
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, siren and panther;
Reverse, two sphinxes

The band-cup was produced concurrently with the lip-cup. The
two shapes are often designated "Little Master cups," owing
to their small scale. Some artists, such as Tleson and his
painter-collaborator, worked on both shapes. the ban-cup is
a darker vase than the lip cup, with the decoration confined
to a clay-colored zone between the handles. The motifs,
however, tend to be similar.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes. pls. XIV, XXXVIII, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 60, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 181, no. 48, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Sphinx, no. 105, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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