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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup) with whorl shells

Period:
Late Helladic IIIB
Date:
ca. 1300–1190 B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta; Fine painted ware
Dimensions:
H. 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm.) Diameter 6 9/16 in. (16.6 cm.)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of the Greek Government, 1927
Accession Number:
27.120.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The use of vertical whorl-shells is characteristic of decoration of the Late Helladic IIIB period.
From Zygouries near Corinth

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 345, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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