Terracotta kylix: eye-cup (drinking cup)
- ca. 530 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; black-figure
- H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
diameter 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1912
- Accession Number:
Obverse and reverse, between the eyes, dancing women
The Dionysiac iconography of drinking cups at the end of the sixth century B.C. includes the ornamental motifs as well as the figures. Here the irregular space around the handle is filled with a vine. On the large Nicosthenic cup nearby, the plant is ivy. The women most likely have some connection with the symposium (drinking party).
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 60, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes. pls. XXVIII, XLI, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.