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Terracotta stemless kylix (drinking cup)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 500–475 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze, coral red
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm); diameter 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1384
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This cup and its counterpart, 74.51.1385, are noteworthy for their elegant shape, fine potting, and use of a coral red slip. During the second quarter of the fifth century B.C., there was renewed interest in colorful effects on Attic vases, leading to a resurgence of special techniques such as white ground and coral red. It is interesting also that the two cups were found on Cyprus.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1733, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes., Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America., Vol. 11, fasc. 2. pls. XXXV, XLII, Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press.

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