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Bronze kylix (drinking cup)

Period:
Late Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.67
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The number of metal vases that has survived since antiquity is minimal because they were melted down to serve other purposes. The extant pieces are mainly of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, luxury tableware in bronze and silver. The shapes of drinking cups are particularly varied.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Classical Bronzes: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(3): p. 73.

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