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Terracotta kylix: lip-cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Tleson Painter
ca. 550–540 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.)
Diameter 6 in. (15.3 cm.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, siren
Exterior, obverse and reverse, inscription: hail and drink well

This thin, delicate kylix depicts a siren encircled by a tongue pattern. Traces of red and white paint remain on her wings and body.
Said to be from Ixia on the island of Rhodes

Wright, John Henry. 1896. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, VII: pp. 85ff..

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Slotty, Friedrich. 1915. Der Gebrauch des Konjunktivs und Optativs in der grechischen Dialekten I Teil: Der Hauptsatz. pp. 20-35, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1919. "Three New Greek Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 14(1): pp. 9–10, fig. 2.

Schwyzer, Eduard. 1934. Griechische Grammatik auf der Grundlage von Karl Brugmanns. 1. Bd. Allgemeiner Teil. Lautlehre. Wortbildung. Flexion. p. 804d, München: Beck.

1939. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Deutschland 10. München. Museum Antiker Kleinkunst pp. 28, 50, Munich.

Beazley, John D. 1947. "Some Attic Vases in the Cyprus Museum." Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol. XXXIII. p. 4.

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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes. pls. IX, XXXVII, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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Schulze, Wilhelm. 1967. Quasetiones Epicae. p. 388 n. 3, Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag.

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