Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Psiax

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Interior (black-figure), two birds and snake
Exterior (red-figure), obverse, between eyes, Pegasos; reverse, between eyes, nose and the name Psiax

Several works by Psiax have inscriptions, and at least two identify him as painter. This is one of two cups on which hisname appears without a verb. Bilingual vases are particularly interesting because they juxtapose the old, black-figure, and the new, red-figure manner of decoration on the same piece.

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

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