Fragment of a terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup), Attributed to a follower of Douris, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

Fragment of a terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Attributed to a follower of Douris
ca. 490 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
Other: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Peitho (the personification of persuasion), Aphrodite, and Eros

These three figures belonged to a representation of either the Judgement of Paris or Menelaos reclaiming his wife, Helen, at Troy. At this time, large skyphoi were favored for elaborate mythological decorations, especially by painters around Douris and Makron. The ladies are exceptionally grand and statuesque.
Inscription: The names Peitho, Aphrodite, and Eros are inscribed.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 806, no. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1984. Vol. 2: Aphrodisias-Athena. "Aphrodite," p. 138, no. 1447, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Shapiro, Harvey Alan. 1993. Personifications in Greek Art: The Representation of Abstract Concepts, 600-400 B.C.. pp. 82, 190–91, 206, 259, fig. 124, Zürich: Akanthus.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Peitho, no. 3, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.