Fragment of a terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Attributed to a follower of Douris

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.

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

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