Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Douris

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Interior, youth and man
Exterior, obverse and reverse, youths and men

The interior shows a man propositioning a youth. The composition is admirable for the easy juxtaposition of the figures, the characterization of the man by the purse and of the youth by the athletic equipment on the wall, and the emphasis placed on the hands in the center. The exterior shows young men with their older mentors or teachers. The fillets and wreaths indicate rewards for accomplishments.

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup), Attributed to Douris, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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Interior, youth and man