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Fragments of a terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Euthymides
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 515 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure, coral red
Dimensions:
b.: 1 9/16 × 2 7/8 in. (4 × 7.3 cm) c.: 7/8 × 15/16 in. (2.2 × 2.4 cm) d.: 2 3/8 × 2 1/8 in. (6 × 5.4 cm) a.: 1 9/16 × 2 1/16 × 1/8 in. (3.9 × 5.2 × 0.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.192.2a–d
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Exterior, gods in Olympos

Though fragmentary, the cup is exceedingly significant. It is signed by Euthymides as both painter and potter. None of the figural decoration of the interior is preserved, but the surviving pieces show that it was covered with a coral red slip. The subject of the exterior may have been the birth of Athena.
The other fragments belonging to the cup are 1982.386 and L.1983.49, lent by the Monumenti, Musei e Gallerie Pontificie.
Williams, Dyfri. 2005. "Furtwängler and the Pioneer Painters and Potters." Meisterwerke : Internationales Symposion Anlässlich des 150. Geburtstages von Adolf Furtwängler : Freiburg im Breisgau, 30. Juni-3. Juli 2003, Volker Michael Strocka, ed. p. 273 n. 22, Hirmer Verlag.

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