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Gilt silver kylix

Period:
Classical period
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Silver-gilt
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) Width: 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm) Height: 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm) Other: 9.699oz. (274.993g)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary and Michael Jaharis, in honor of Thomas P. Campbell, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.260.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
The hero Bellerophon rides Pegasos, the winged horse, as he battles the Chimaera, a mythical creature with the heads of a lion and goat and a tail in the form of a snake. According to legend, Bellerophon and Pegasos both hailed from the region around Corinth, and the myth of their battle with the Chimaera first appears in Greek art on Corinthian painted pottery of the eighth century B.C.
[By 2001, with Ariadne Galleries, New York and London]; 2001, purchased by Mary and Michael Jaharis from Ariadne Galleries, New York; 2001-2015, collection of Mary and Michael Jaharis, New York; acquired in 2015, gift of Mary and Michael Jaharis in honor of Thomas P. Campbell.
Picón, Carlos A., Joan R. Mertens, Christopher S. Lightfoot, Seán Hemingway, and Kyriaki Karoglou. 2016. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection: 2014–2016." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, : p. 10.

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