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Kylix (Drinking Cup)

A work made of terracotta, black-figure.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, black-figure.


560-550 BCE


Attributed to the Workshop of the “Bird-frieze Painter”
Greek; Corinth

About this artwork

This handle area of this drinking cup is decorated, on both sides, with a bird with its head turned back (red dots on the neck), which is flanked by griffin-birds with raised wings (red necks). There is no decoration below the animal frieze. There is no decoration inside.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Greek


Kylix (Drinking Cup)


Corinth (Object found in)

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560 BCE–550 BCE


terracotta, black-figure


7 × 22.9 × 17.5 cm (2 3/4 × 9 × 6 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Alfred Emerson

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