Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Attributed to the Theseus Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

The god of the sea, Poseidon, riding sea horse
Under each handle, heron

Many wine vessels were decorated with images related to the sea. Here Poseidon or the kindly old sea god Nereus rides an undulating sea horse.

Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup), Attributed to the Theseus Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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