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Terracotta kylix: Droop cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Group of Rhodes 12264
ca. 540 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
Other: 5 1/16 x 10 in. (12.9 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Exterior, obverse and reverse, Amazonomachy
At the handles, sphinxes

Named after the scholar J.P. Droop who first described the shape, Droop cups were produced between about 540 and 510 B.C. They are characterized by channeling at the top of the stem and, in particular, by the succession of friezes between the main figured zone and the rays at the base of the bowl.
Said to be from Capua (Italy)

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 60, 202, pl. 42c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes. pls. XXI, XXXIX, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. pp. 192, 689, no. 3, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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