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Terracotta kylix: Siana cup (drinking cup)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 560 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) diameter 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.234.2
  • Description

    Interior, rooster
    Exterior, obverse and reverse, male head; at the handles, deer and panthers

    While the figural decoration is not comfortably placed, the palmette chain in the handle zone is well adapted to its position on the cup.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from near Naples

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 59.

    Richter, Gisela M. A., Grace Crowfoot, and Donald Benjamin Harden. 1956. "Part I: Ceramics from c. 700 B.C. to the Fall of the Roman Empire." A History of Technology: The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages, c. 700 B.C. to c. A.D. 1500, Vol. 2, Charles Singer, Eric John Holmyard, Alfred Rupert Hall, and Trevor Williams, eds. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 263, fig. 240.

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