Terracotta kylix: Siana cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to the C Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

Interior, gorgon
Exterior, obverse, Achilles pursuing Troilos and Polyxena; reverse, horsemen

The C(orinthianizing) Painter takes his name from the strong influence of Corinthian vase-painting on his style. He particularly favored the Siana cup, which afforded him an ample, regularly shaped surface over which to deploy mythological narratives. The C Painter has chosen a later moment in the Troilos story than the Painter of London B 76. The hare and bird emphasize the speed of Achilles' pursuit.

Terracotta kylix: Siana cup (drinking cup), Attributed to the C Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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