Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Akestorides Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Interior, youth playing lyre

The youth is sitting beside an altar, and his hair is bound in a fillet (band). Above the altar hangs a type of bag that is often shown holding marbles. The representation is memorable for its simplicity and for the sympathetic rendering of a schoolboy happily absorbed in his music.

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup), Attributed to the Akestorides Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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