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

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Briseis Painter
ca. 480–470 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); diameter 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1927
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, youth before unexplained structure
Exterior, obverse and reverse, colonnade with flute player flanked by youths

The structure in the tondo is clearly of wood, but its function remains unknown. The scenes on the exterior have been interpreted as a chorus of young men training for a public performance.
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