Kylix

Description
This is a type of ancient Greek drinking cup called a ‘kylix’ which were used at ‘symposium’ parties. This one is decorated with a group of male figures, including naked athletes.
Accession Loan No.
419/1975
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
kylix
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
drinking cup; kylix
Dimensions
whole height 133 mm; across handles W 314 mm; rim diameter 228 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Town
Athens?
Production County
Attika?
Production Country
Greece?
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Black figure ware
Function Name
drinking
Collection Country
Greece?
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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