Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Classical Period
about 460–450 B.C.
Workshop of Sotades


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.); diameter 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4503

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, white ground and coral red

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The exterior of this cup is painted in coral-red, and the interior is done in white ground. The cup was undecorated in antiquity, but on the interior there are remains of a nineteenth-century drawing, now partly removed.

Coral red is what the rare shiny red gloss on the exterior of the cup is called. The occurrence of the gloss is very significant.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift from Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren