Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Douris

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Interior, woman at laver
Exterior, athletes

The interior presents a lovely picture of a young woman at a laver. By her feet stands the bail amphora in which water was carried. She has her hair in a sakkos (snood) and wears a chiton that shows off the painter's skill in drawing and handling dilute glaze. The skyphos (deep drinking cup) and wineskin on the wall subtly introduce the symposium at which this cup was used and in which the youths on the exterior would soon participate.

#1026. Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

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

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