Kylix

Description
Drinking cups like this one were commonly used in ancient Greece at ‘symposium’ parties. This cup shows two young boys, one holding a staff. The underside of the cup is decorated with a chequered pattern and circles.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/699
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
kylix
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
drinking cup; stemless kylix
Dimensions
whole height 50 mm; across handles width 217 mm; rim diameter 160 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Year Low
-450
Production Year High
-400
Production Town
? Athens
Production County
Attika
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
drinking
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Italy
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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