Fragmentary terracotta kylix (drinking cup)
- Attributed to the Triptolemos Painter
- ca. 480 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1978
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Interior, woman with spindle near fountain house
Exterior, youths and women at fountain house
It is exceptionally unfortunate that this beautiful cup is so incomplete. The tondo depicts a finely dressed woman spinning thread as her hydria fills with water. On the exterior, young people converse at a fountain house, indicated by the columns and the lion's head spout at the far right. Fetching water was not a menial task. The subject, with figures shown in fancy dress, was favored for vases used in symposia (drinking parties).