About This Artwork

Greek, Athens
Close to the style of Douris (painter)

Kylix (Drinking Cup), about 480 B.C.

Terracotta, red-figure technique
7.3 x 27 x 20.2 cm (2 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 8 in.)
Inscription (dark red): Hippodamas Kalos; "Hippodamas is handsome"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1907.323

This small, delicate drinking cup is undecorated except for the interior, depicting Artemis, goddess of the hunt, within the tondo, or circular field. A quiver on her back, she holds a bow and two arrows in her left hand, and in her right hand she extends a torch. An inscription added in dark red that runs from in front of her to behind her head states that one Hippodamas is handsome.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155, April 20, 1994 - July 2009 and October 2009 - February 6, 2012.

A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today
July 11 – September 20, 2009. Regenstein Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151, November 11, 2012 - present.

Publication History

Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vol. XXVII, Jan. 1933, p. 17, Illustration p. 19.

John Griffiths Pedley, Ancient Art at The Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1 (1994), pp. 42, 44 (ill.).

Karen B. Alexander, "From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago," in Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago, by Karen Manchester (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), p. 22, 38.

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