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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter

Not on view

Interior, goddess at altar
Exterior, obverse and reverse, Eos pursuing Tithonos

In this exquisite depiction, a goddess—identifiable by her scepter—stands by an altar to pour an offering from a phiale (libation bowl). Details such as the phiale and the figure's bracelets and necklace are rendered in added clay, which originally would have been gilded. It is likely that the vase was specially commissioned for dedication in a sanctuary.

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup), Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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