Kylix drinking cup

This ancient Greek drinking cup was in the collection of Lieutenant Colonel Montague from Crediton. He collected over 800 classical archaeological objects and bequeathed them to the museum on his death. He catalogued this vessel as “Athenian Kylix (Drinking cup with two handles, stem and foot), 11.75 inches across. Black glaze, decorated with figures of 5 lions (one overthrowing a stag) 4 sirens and a stag, painted in black and dark red on a red band running around the exterior; narrow red band below, and edge of foot red; concentric circles in red and black on bottom on interior... (A very fine specimen, but has been broken and some of the animals unskilfully repainted after restoration, making one of the lions resemble a goat)”.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
kylix drinking cup
Simple Name
Full Name
drinking cup; kylix
whole height 150 mm; across handles W 303 mm; rim diameter 224 mm
Production Person Surname
style of Little Master
Cultural Group
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC; Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Date
Production Town
? Athens
Production County
Production Country
Family Group

pottery; Black figure ware
Function Name
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD
Collection Area Region
Collection Continent

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