Terracotta stemless kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Asteas Workshop

Period: Classical

Date: late 4th century B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Paestan

Medium: Terracotta; applied color

Dimensions: Overall: 1 15/16 x 7 11/16in. (5 x 19.5cm)
diameter of bowl 5 1/8in. (13cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1989

Accession Number: 1989.11.12

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 172
Siren.

Siren dancing atop a tendril.
The practice of using applied color to achieve the effect of red-figure gained some popularity in Paestan vase-painting. This example is in particularly fine condition.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1990. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1989–1990: Greek and Roman Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 48(2): p. 11.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2018. "Dangerous Beauty : Medusa in Classical Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 75(3): pp. 38–39, fig. 59.