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Fragment of a terracotta kylix, joins 1978.11.7a,d; 1979.11.9; 1988.11.5; 1989.43; 1990.170; 1995.540

Attributed to Makron
Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.304
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Portion of himation worn by a man over his right shoulder.

The scene here takes place in the gymnasium, as indicated by the sponge, strigil (scraper), and aryballos (oil flask) on the wall. Athletes converse among themselves while older trainers are rewarding their young charges.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1981. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 111: p. 36.

Kunisch, Norbert. 1997. Makron, Forschungen zur antiken Keramik. II Reihe, Kerameus, Vol. 10. pl. 250, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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