Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Bronze kylix (drinking cup), 4th–3rd century b.c.
    Greek
    Bronze
    Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.286.97)

    This small bronze cup has a simple, round bowl set on a tall, narrow foot that widens at the lower end to a flat base. It has two thin handles that curve inward at the top. Cups of this shape were made in a variety of sizes and materials, including terracotta, bronze, silver, and gold. They were an important component of the symposium, which was a ritualized drinking party enjoyed by elite Greek men.

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  • Bronze kylix (drinking cup), 4th–3rd century B.C.
    Greek
    Bronze
    Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.286.97)

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