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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.2388
People
Attributed to Euergides, Greek
Title
Fragment of a Kylix (drinking cup): Dancer with Castanets
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
510-500 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Attica
Period
Archaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/288178
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Red-figure
Dimensions
Dia. 11.6 x D. 0.4 cm (4 9/16 x 3/16 in.)
Provenance
Henry W. Haynes, Boston, MA, (by 1912), bequest; to the Harvard University Department of Classics (1912-1977), transferred; to Fogg Art Museum, 1977.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Beazley Archive Database #9004964
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.2388
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
In the tondo of this cup, a dancer performs wearing a short tunic (chiton), her breasts exposed, with her hair tucked back into a headdress (sakkos). The fineness of her clothing is detailed in diluted glaze strokes in addition to slender black lines for folds. She holds out a set of castanets in front of her to accompany her dance. In the background is written “LEAGROS.”
Publication History

George M. A. Hanfmann, Greek Art and Life, An Exhibition Catalogue, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1950), no. 106.

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, ed., "An Archaeology of Representations: Ancient Greek Vase-Painting and Contemporary Methodologies" (Athens, 2009)

[Reproduction Only], Persephone, Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2011, p. 40.

Exhibition History

Greek Art and Life: From the Collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Private Lenders, Fogg Art Museum, 03/07/1950 - 04/15/1950

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

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