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Bronze kylix (drinking cup)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm) diameter 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.130
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
This bronze kylix follows in shape and proportions the same fashion also encountered in silver cups and black-glaze terracotta kylikes made under the influence of metal vases. The type was very popular and has been found in many areas of the Hellenistic world.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 595, p. 216, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 127, 267, p. 107a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Joan R. Mertens. 1982. The Search for Alexander: Supplement to the Catalogue. no. S51, p. 15, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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