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East Greek or South Italian Kylix (Drinking Cup)

ca. 600 BCE - 550 BCE

diameter of rim
3 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 7 in. (8 x 15.6 x 17.8 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.2191
Geography: Asia or Europe, Italy or Turkey
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
Culture/Nationality: East Greek or South Italian
Collection: S. Hudson Chapman Collection
Findspot: Possibly found in Southern Italy

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  • Archaic - Refers to the period, culture, and art of ancient Greece that begins around the mid-eighth century BCE and ends in the early fifth century BCE, with the Persian invasion. It is characterized by the introduction of the alphabet from Phoenicia, the establishment of important city states and colonies, the establishment of the open square, or agora, in city planning, and distinctive styles in painting, sculpture, and architecture. In vase painting, the stylized beasts of the Orientalizing period were replaced by more naturalistic figures in Black-figure and then Red-figure styles. In sculpture, more naturalistic forms developed from the stiff, canonical Egyptian figures of the Orientalizing period. In architecture, the Doric and Ionic orders were developed.
  • cups - Open bowl-shaped vessels, used chiefly for drinking, often having one handle, but sometimes two handles or none, generally on a low foot-ring; also includes similar bowl-shaped vessels, generally without handles, resting on a stem and supported by a spreading foot. Occasionally made with a lid.
  • East Greek
  • Ionic - Refers to the style associated with the second of both the three Greek architectural orders and the later five traditional classical orders of architecture that, with Doric, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite, was used by the Romans and through the Renaissance and beyond. It developed in the eastern Greek Aegean islands and on the coast of Asia Minor, probably influenced by Jewish and Phoenician architecture that employed "lily capitals." Stone versions are found in Greece in the sixth century BCE, though wooden examples may have existed earlier. In ancient Greek architecture it is characterized by a form that is more delicate than Doric, a capital composed of two lateral volutes, a column that often has an Attic base and a shaft often with twenty-four semi-circular flutes with fillets between them, and an entablature that is more variable than Doric, including an architrave with overlapping courses, decorative moldings above, and a continuous carved frieze and/or row of dentils under the cornice. In Roman and later architecture the style was often modified and is recognized primarily by the volutes of the capital. For the assemblage forming associated columns, use "Ionic order."
  • kylikes - Ancient Greek drinking vessels in the form of a broad, shallow bowl set on a high foot or pedestal with two upcurving handles.
  • vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."

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  • diameter of rim Dimensions: 3 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 7 in. (8 x 15.6 x 17.78 cm)

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