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Silver kylix (drinking cup)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Silver, gold
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.62
  • Description

    This cup is decorated with a delicate wave pattern and a band of ivy leaves and berries. A leaflike pattern in relief encircles the foot. All the ornamental zones are gilt.

  • References

    McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 34-35, fig. 39.

    McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 34-35, fig. 39.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 267, pl/ 107c.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich and Joan R. Mertens. 1982. The Search for Alexander: Supplement to the Catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. S42, p. 12.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 42(1): no. 80, p. 48.

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