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Kylix (Drinking Cup)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

about 480 BCE

Artist:

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, Gallery 151

Artist

Style of Douris (Painter)

Title

Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Origin

Athens

Date

480 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Inscriptions

Hippodamas Kalos "Hippodamas is handsome."

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1907.323

Extended information about this artwork

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