Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Ashby Painter

Period: Archaic

Date: ca. 500 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: Overall: 5 x 16 in. (12.7 x 40.6cm)
diameter 12 7/8in. (32.7cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Purchase, Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Gift and The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1993

Accession Number: 1993.11.5


The conceit of a drinker looking over a cup is preserved on two major vases by Euphronios and may be considered his invention. Contemporary artists like the
Ashby Painter adopted it. Here, the youth holds the flutes for a flute player as she binds her hair. On the other side, a youth holds a drinking cup and a drinking horn while the flute player performs.