Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to an artist near the Kleophrades Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

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.

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup), Attributed to an artist near the Kleophrades Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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