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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Attributed to the APZ Painter
ca. 330–300 B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Obverse, seated youth betwen two women
Reverse, three youths

The APZ Painter's style reflects the influence of Apulian workshops during the last phases of Campanian vase-painting in Cumae. The innovations include new filling ornaments such as rosettes, details in the treatment of drapery, and greater polychromy.
Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 131, p. 42, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 185, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1943. "Groups of Campanian Red-figure." The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 63: no. 21, p. 92.

Szilágyi, János György. 1961. "Quelques données nouvelles sur l'oeuvre du peintre APZ." Bulletin du Musée hongrois des beaux-arts = O.M. Szépművészeti Múzeum közleményei, 19: p. 27, fig. 22.

Trendall, Arthur Dale. 1967. The Red-figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily. no. 513, p. 508, pl. 199, 4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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