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Kylix (Drinking Cup)

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

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  • A work made of terracotta, red-figure.


about 480 BCE


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

About this artwork

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.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Style of Douris (Painter)


Kylix (Drinking Cup)


Athens (Object made in)

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480 BCE


terracotta, red-figure


Hippodamas Kalos "Hippodamas is handsome."


7.3 × 27 × 20.2 cm (2 7/8 × 10 5/8 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

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