Interior, symposiast (participant in drinking party)
Known chiefly for his work on pots, the Kleophrades Painter is also associated with kylikes both early and late in his career. The man depicted here holds a cup, presumably filled with wine, in his left hand. With the cup in his right hand he plays kottabos—an after-dinner pastime in which the symposiasts knocked the finials off lamp stands with the lees remaining in their kylikes.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1962. "Painted Greek Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21(1): pp. 6–7, fig. 7.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 193, no. 2 top, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 341, Oxford: Clarendon Press.