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Kylix (Drinking Cup)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique.
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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique.

Date:

about 540-530 BCE

Artist:

Greek; Athens

About this artwork

This is an example of the most popular type of wine cup in ancient Greece, the kylix. Rising from a round foot and a thin stem, the cup flares out to a wide bowl with two handles on opposite sides. In the decorative band around the lip of this cup, a human figure in Grecian dress is depicted in the company of a lion.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Origin

Arsinoë

Date

540 BCE–530 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique

Dimensions

9.2 × 20.5 × 14.6 cm (3 5/8 × 8 1/8 × 5 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through The Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1907.10

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