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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Dokimasia Painter
ca. 480 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H.: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm) Diam.: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, man playing lyre
Exterior, obverse and reverse, komasts (revelers)

The decoration of this cup depicts revelers in various moods and actions. On the interior, a pensive man is shown holding a lyre and a plektron (pick). The men and youths on the exterior appear with the paraphernalia of drinking and music, and one of them dances.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 413, no. 15, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 372, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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