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.
- Ancient Greek
- Kylix (Drinking Cup)
- 540 BC–530 BC
- terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique
- 9.2 × 20.5 × 14.6 cm (3 5/8 × 8 1/8 × 5 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through The Antiquarian Society