Terracotta kylix: band-cup (drinking cup)
- Attributed to the manner of Elbows Out
- ca. 560–550 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; black-figure
- H. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
diameter 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1906
- Accession Number:
Obverse and reverse, cockfight
In the treatment of shapes as well as decoration, Attic vase-painting offers an endless array of permutations. Here the cockfight appears on a band-cup, which would have been used at a symposium (drinking party). This artist uses less detail than Tleson, for instance, yet he effectively characterized the birds' bulk and their eager heads.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes. pls. XV, XXXVIII, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 251, no. 8, Oxford: Clarendon Press.