Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Dokimasia Painter

Period: Classical

Date: ca. 480 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H.: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)
Diam.: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906

Accession Number: 06.1021.188


The decoration of this cup depicts revelers in various moods and actions. On the interior, a pensive man is shown holding a lyre and a plektron (pick). The men and youths on the exterior appear with the paraphernalia of drinking and music, and one of them dances.