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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup) with horses

Attributed to the Painter of Berlin 2268
ca. 510–500 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.80 cm) D. 10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This kylix of Type B is one of the more notable vases by the painter of Berlin 2268. Although it was composed without much detail or very much care, the lifelike attributes of the horses and the figures make this piece interesting and attractive. The almost total absence of anatomical markings on the figures is typical of this time period, painter and shape.
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