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Late Helladic III Single Handled Carinated Kylix (Drinking Cup)

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Late Helladic III Single Handled Carinated Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Late Helladic III
After 1300 BCE

height without handle
4 7/16 x 4 15/16 x 6 in. (11.3 x 12.6 x 15.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.75
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Cups
Culture/Nationality: Attic

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  • 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.
  • kylikes - Ancient Greek drinking vessels in the form of a broad, shallow bowl set on a high foot or pedestal with two upcurving handles.
  • Mycenaean - Refers to the culture and style that flourished on the Greek mainland and various islands, excluding Crete, in the Late Bronze Age, from around 1600 BCE to around 1100 BCE. The style is known from pottery, sculpture, architecture, metal work, and wall paintings, and from its influence on many contemporary cultures. It is characterized by the combination of earlier Minoan and Middle Helladic motifs with new elements that were invented or are of unknown origin, including stylized plants and elaborate compositions that incorporate lively, naturalistic animals and marine life. In a narrow sense, the term is used to refer specifically to the art and culture of the ancient city of Mycenae. It is also used in reference to places where the Mycenaean language was spoken or the Linear B script has been found.

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  • height without handle Dimensions: 4 7/16 x 4 15/16 x 6 in. (11.3 x 12.6 x 15.24 cm)

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