About This Artwork

Greek; Athens
Attributed to the Manner of Douris (painter)

Kylix (Drinking Cup), About 480 BC

Terra-cotta, decorated in the 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

S. Schmidt and M. Steinhart (eds.), Sammeln und Erforschen, Griechische Vasen in neuzeitlichen Sammlungen, Beihefte zum Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, VI (Munich, 2014), p. 117, fig. 4 (drawing).

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), pp. 22, 38.

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.).

M. Wegner, Duris, (Münster 1968), p. 84.

J.D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase Painters, volume II (The Clarendon Press, 1963), p. 450, no. 23.

Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 27 (1933) 17, fig. on p. 19.

P. Hartwig, Die griechischen Meisterschalen der Blüthzeit des strengen rotfigurigen Stiles (Stuttgart 1893), pp. 601-5, pl. 67, 2.

W. Fröhner, Collection van Branteghem: Vases peints et terre cuites antiques (Paris 1892), no. 69, pl. 20.

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