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Fragment of a terracotta kylix: lip-cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to Sakonides
Period:
Archaic
Date:
3rd quarter of 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm) length 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1951
Accession Number:
51.125.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Exterior, bust of a woman
Inscribed "Hail and drink this"

The rendering of the woman's face and neck in glaze outline anticipates the red-figure technique, introduced about 530 B.C.
Inscription: Inscribed: "Hail, and drink this"
Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. p. 171, no. 6, New York: Hacker Art Books.

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