Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Makron

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Interior, two men reclining and nude youth, labeled Amykos, on the ground

In this representation, Makron seems to adapt a symposium scene (drinking party) to a mythological subject. The ship Argo set out form Greece eastward in search of the Golden Fleece. The participating heroes included Jason, Peleus, Meleager, Herakles, and the Dioskuroi—Castor and Pollux. At one point in the journey, King Amykos challenged the Dioskuroi to a boxing match and was defeated. The scene here may depict the two heroes, reclining with phialai (libation bowls) for offerings, and the vanquished Amykos.

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