Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Douris

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Interior, seated poet and youth
Exterior, obverse and reverse, youths and men

The seated man is identifiable as a poet through the lyre in his left hand and the inscription Egeas in the exergue. Although the name is not otherwise attested in this form, it may refer to Agias, or Hegias, of Troizen, mentioned in ancient literature as the author of the Nostoi, a poem now lost that narrated the return from Troy of various Greek heroes. On the exterior of the cup, the column and aryballos (oil flask) situate the scene in the gymnasium.

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

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