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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 460 BCE

Artist:

Attributed to the Penthesilea Painter
Greek; Athens

About this artwork

This is an example of the most popular type of wine cup, 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. The interior of a kylix typically has a painted scene within a tondo, or circular frame, which would have been gradually revealed to the drinker as the wine was consumed. Here a youth stands before a woman.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Penthesilea Painter

Title

Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

Potted 460 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

14.2 × 45 × 37 cm (5 5/8 × 17 3/4 × 14 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1889.27

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