Terracotta kylix: eye-cup (drinking cup)
- ca. 520–510 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; black-figure
- H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
diameter 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase by subscription, 1896
- Accession Number:
Exterior, obverse and reverse, between eyes, nose
At the handles, youths
The eye-cup lent itself to many variations. Here the eyes, supplemented by the main features of a face, become the principal decoration of each side. The youths may be interpreted as athletes or revelers.