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Stemless Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Shallow terracotta pan-like cup with black glaze, incised floral decoration at bottom, and handles on either side.
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  • Shallow terracotta pan-like cup with black glaze, incised floral decoration at bottom, and handles on either side.

Date:

about 460/450 BCE

Artist:

Greek; Athens

About this artwork

During the course of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., black vessels like this one (commonly called black-glaze vessels) were made with increasing frequency in both Greece and South Italy. Many of them replicate the shape of metal vessels, while others have detailing that is molded or incised. Regardless, they would have been less expensive than vessels decorated in other contemporary techniques, for example, in red-figure.

On View

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Stemless Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Origin

Cales

Date

460 BCE–450 BCE

Medium

terracotta with incised decoration, decorated in the black-glaze technique

Dimensions

6.5 × 31.4 × 22.2 cm (2 5/8 × 12 3/8 × 8 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1889.118

Extended information about this artwork

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