Low drinking cup (kylix)
6th century B.C.
The Protome Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 552.
Height: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Clay pale buff, with occasional bits of white stone. Decoration in poor black glaze, occasionally burned red, and applied violet red and white. Interior: large bearded head to right in reserved center, remainder black with three concentric red lines; Exterior: bars on vertical edge, then a rude lotus and palmette ornament with added red and white; on the bottom concentric red and black circles.
Shallow bowl with vertical edge; base-ring; strap handles with projecting thumb-pieces.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson