Fragmentary terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Kiss Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

An intimate moment is captured here with remarkably acute observation as well as with considerable artistic attention to the juxtaposition of nude and clothed forms and the deployment of drapery. The tondo was evidently cut down in antiquity; the hole and the scratches in the youth's thigh indicate the center point that was used to mark the reduced circle.

Fragmentary terracotta kylix (drinking cup), Attributed to the Kiss Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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