Terracotta kylix: eye-cup (drinking cup)

Signed by Nikosthenes

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

Interior, gorgoneion (Gorgon's face)
Exterior, obverse, between eyes, Dionysos, the god of wine, with satyrs and maenads; reverse, between eyes, chariot

Nikosthenes was the leading ceramic entrepreneur in Athens from about 530 B.C. to the end of the sixth century. Because he signed his name often, we know that he had a large shop and exported actively. Many of the largest preserved Attic vases were made for the Etruscan market.

Terracotta kylix: eye-cup (drinking cup), Signed by Nikosthenes as potter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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