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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Painter of Brussels R 330
Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm); diameter 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.67
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, symposium (drinking party)
Exterior, women and youths

Compared with symposium scenes of the preceding generation of cup painters, this work presents a more complex viewpoint. The symposiast is seen from the back, and the attending woman is on the far side of the kline (couch). She holds a phiale (libation bowl).
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 925, no. 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Janson, Dora Jane and Hugh Johnson. 1985. "Visions of the Vine: A Symbolic History." Wine: Celebration and Ceremony, Hugh Johnson, ed. p. 49, New York: Smithsonian Institution.

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