MAGNA GRAECIA FINE KYLIX

£750.00

Measurements: 17.5 cm - diameter across handles, 6.1 cm - height

 

Description: A stemmed kylix, of reddish-brown clay with highly metallic black gloss over whole; incuse vertical and horizontal banding to groundline; twin up-turned handles. Kylix of this shape and size was used at symposiums (dinner parties) as a drinking cup. Larger and more elaborately decorated examples of these drinking cups were often preserved among the grave goods of Greek settlers in South Italy.

 

Reference: Beazley, J. D., Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Oxford no. 1, Great Britain no. 3), Pl. 48, Fig. 1.

Jenkins, I., Greek and Roman life, British Museum Publications Ltd, 1986, Fig. 14.

 

Provenance: Ancient Greek colonies of southern Italy.

 

Period: 4th century BC

 

Condition: Excellent condition with beautiful glaze.

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