Fragment of a terracotta kylix: lip-cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to Sakonides
Period:
Archaic
Date:
3rd quarter of 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
length 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1951
Accession Number:
51.125.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Exterior, bust of a woman
Inscribed "Hail and drink this"

The rendering of the woman's face and neck in glaze outline anticipates the red-figure technique, introduced about 530 B.C.
Inscription: Inscribed: "Hail, and drink this"
Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 171, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1962. "Five Attic Black-figured Lip-Cups." American Journal of Archaeology, 66(3): pp. 256–57, fig. 4, pl. 65.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 71, Oxford: Clarendon Press.