Kylix

Description
This ancient Greek wine cup is decorated on both sides with two large eyes. Eyes are an ancient symbol of protection and these were probably intended to act as amulets to protect the drinkers from harm. It is one of the over 800 classical archaeological objects, which Lt Col LAD Montague collected and bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/800
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
kylix
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
drinking cup, kylix, bowl
Dimensions
whole height 85 mm; across handles width 197 mm; rim diameter 144 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Production Year Low
-550
Production Year High
-500
Family Group

Material
pottery; Black figure ware
Function Name
drinking
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Continent
Europe

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