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 BC

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.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Style of Douris

Title

Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Origin

Athens

Date

480 AD

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Inscriptions

Inscription (dark red): 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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