Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Signed by Euphronios
Attributed to Onesimos

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Interior, Herakles and young boy
Exterior, Herakles fighting the sons of Eurytos; Herakles fighting Ops

Euphronios is probably the best known of the early red-figure artists called the Pioneers. During the latter part of his career, he signs as potter rather than painter, and he collaborates with various painters of whom Onesimos is one of the most accomplished. The representation on the interior shows the almost coloristic effects that Onesimos achieved with dilute glaze as well as his marvelous characterization of Herakles—young, wide-eyed, jaunty, and finely turned out.

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup), Signed by Euphronios as potter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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