Terracotta stemless kylix (drinking cup)
- Late Classical
- late 4th–3rd century B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Campanian, Calenian
- Terracotta; black-glaze
- H. 1 15/16 in. (5 cm); diameter 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm); width with handles 6 11/16 in. (17 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1941
- Accession Number:
In relief, head of Arethusa
Silver cups with medallions in low relief on the interior were favored luxury items in antiquity. Although few examples survive, terracotta versions suggest their appearance. This piece belongs to an important group featuring the head of Arethusa, taken from the reverse of a celebrated coin of Syracuse in Sicily. These "Arethusa cups" were made and found principally in Campania.