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Kylix (Drinking Cup)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.

Date:

510-500 BCE

Artist:

Manner of the Epeleios Painter
Greek; Athens

About this artwork

On the interior of this drinking cup, within a line border, a satyr stands to the right, bending slightly at the knees, both arms outstretched in front of him (the fragment that might have shown what he was holding is lost). In the field is written ho[pais]kalo[s] (retrograde). On one side of the exterior, Theseus hobbles the Bull of Marathon; there is a tree in the background. This group is flanked on left and right by duels between naked warriors. In the field is written h[o]pais. On the other side of the exterior, there is, on the left, a duel between two naked warriors (shield device of the falling warrior is a snake; there is red blood under his armpit). In the centre is a naked warrior with a horse to the right. Beyond this, on the right, is a warrior with shield and spear facing to the right and a warrior (helmet up) to the left, stooping to take his shield out of its covering. In the field is written h[o]pais [ka]los.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Epeleios Painter

Title

Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Origin

Attica

Date

510 BCE–500 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

14 × 40.3 × 31.1 cm (5 1/2 × 15 7/8 × 12 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1889.111

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