Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Psiax

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Interior, archer leading horse
Exterior, obverse, combat; reverse, warrior mounting chariot

Psiax was a potter and painter who used all of the techniques that were current during the last decades of the sixth century B.C.—black-figure, red-figure, Six's technique, white ground. Like the Amasis Painter in many respects, he was a meticulous draftsman who particularly favored works on a small scale. This cup is one of this most characteristic and successful achievements.

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup), Attributed to Psiax, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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