Attic Bilingual Kylix (Drinking Cup) Eye Cup with Trumpeter
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Hischylos or his circle
Ancient Greek (active ca. 530 BCE - ca. 530 BCE) Secondary
Ancient Greek (active ca. 525 BCE - 500 BCE) Primary
Attic Bilingual Kylix (Drinking Cup) Eye Cup with TrumpeterLate Archaic
ca. 525 BCE - 500 BCE
4 15/16 in. x 16 1/2 in. x 13 1/4 in. (12.55 cm x 41.91 cm x 33.66 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.2155
Geography: Europe, Greece, Attica
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
Archaic*, armor*, Attic*, bilingual*, cups*, eye cups*, kylikes*, kylikes type A*, tondi*, warriors*, Warriors
- Archaic - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by fine, plain buff pottery tempered with straw that is sometimes decorated with simple red or orange painted designs.
- Refers generally to that category of costume designed to be worn or carried to protect the body in combat. Armor pieces which are always physical parts of or are affixed to other pieces and cannot function alone are collocated under the guide term "
." For specifically groups of armor pieces designed as a whole to possess particular physical characteristics in order to suit a particular purpose or occasion, see "armors."
- Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
- bilingual - Refers to ancient Greek vase painters who painted in both Red-figure and Black-figure techniques. The term also refers to vessels where the same vessel displays both Red-figure and Black-figure techniques. The bilingual style was seen during a brief time in the Late Archaic period, during the third to fourth decades of the sixth century BCE, when the Attic Red-figure style was new and was gradually largely replacing the Black-figure style. During this transition phase, vessels sometimes exhibited both techniques, each relegated to distinct areas of the vessel, such as Black-figure in the interior and Red-figure on the exterior of a cup, or the exterior design of an amphora having been divided in half, with one technique on the front and the other on the back. The two techniques are sometimes employed by the same vase painter, and sometimes different vase painters are responsible for each of the two techniques on the same vessel.
- 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.
- eye cups - Black-figure kylikes of type A, generally of the 6th century BCE, decorated on the outside with a pair of large eyes on each side, often with figures painted between the eyes and sometimes under the handles as well. On some rare eye cups, moldmade male genitals substitue for the wheelmade foot.
- kylikes - Ancient Greek drinking vessels in the form of a broad, shallow bowl set on a high foot or pedestal with two upcurving handles.
- kylikes type A - A type of kylix characterized by a deep bowl, a lip that is not offset, and a short stem and foot. This form dominated black-figure vase painting after about 540 BCE but also continued in red-figure. The ordinary type A kylix is an eye cup.
- tondi - Circular paintings. For circular two-dimensional motifs, use "medallions (ornament areas)"; use "roundels" for circular panels in architectural contexts.
- warriors - Those trained for or engaged in the physical combat of warfare, especially close hand-to-hand combat, and designated for or sanctioned in that function by the society or group for which they fight, irrespective of membership in an army. Includes men of the warrior age grade in certain pre-literate societies, as for instance, among some East African pastoral societies. For members of an army, whether directly involved in combat or in other duties, use "soldiers."
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Exhibition ListThis object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
- Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011
- A Century Affirmed in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Apr 18, 1984 – Dec 7, 1984
Owner Name: Charles Kaufman Williams II
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Disposal Method: Donation
Ownership End Date: 1975
Owner Name: Hesperia Art
Acquisition Method: Unknown
Disposal Method: Sale
Ownership End Date: Before 1963
Bibliography ListThe following Bibliography exist for this object:
J. D. Beazley,
Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters
Oxford, United Kingdom, 1963
Page Number: 1621, 1623, Figure Number: 81, 23
and Emily Croll.
Worlds to Discover.
Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
Page Number: 9
Attic Bilingual Vases and Their Painters
New York, 1978
Page Number: 362, Figure Number: B66
Presses Universitaires de France, 1986
Page Number: 5-20, Figure Number: 1-4
"Bronze-belled Braying": The Salpinx in the Athenian Art
University Studio Press.
Page Number: 258, Figure Number: 2
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