Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Signed by Hieron
Attributed to Makron

Not on view

Interior, flute-playing satyr and maenad
Exterior, obverse and reverse, symposium

The exterior provides a particularly full illustration of the symposium (drinking party) and, especially, of its paraphernalia: a wreathed column-krater for mixing wine and water, a large skyphos for the relief of a sick symposiast, a lamp stand that also accommodates a ladle and strainer, and krotala (castanets) and a picnic basket suspended from the back wall. Compared with the figures on the outside, the satyr and maenad (followers of the wine god, Dionysos) appear formal indeed.

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup), Signed by Hieron as potter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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