Attic Kylix with Symposium Scene
An Attic black-figure terracotta kylix featuring D-shaped applied loop handles and a low pedestal foot. The kylix was commonly used in Ancient Greece as a wine-drinking cup. The body is decorated internally with glossy black paint, featuring a series of concentric circles and a central black silhouette of a dancing woman on a red background. The female figure can be associated with a ‘maenad’, the female follower of the Greek god of wine, Dyonisus. The external surface displays a ‘symposium’ scene featuring four black silhouettes of men, seated on folding chair, ‘okladiai’. The figures are depicted wearing ‘himations’. Leaves and vine trellises, rendered in a stylized way through a series of dots, enrich the background of the scene depicted.
Circa 5th – 4rd century BCCondition:
Fine, some minor crazing and signs of aging on the surface, chips on the lip, on the outside and in the centre.