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Attributed to the
Brygos Painter
Ancient Greek (active ca. 490 BCE - ca. 470 BCE) Primary

Attic Red-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup) Fragment

Late Archaic
490 BCE to 480 BCE

1 5/16 in. x 3 1/8 in. x 1/4 in. (3.4 cm x 7.9 cm x 0.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.190
Other Number(s): 27 (Joseph Clark Hoppin's Paul Hartwig Purchase List Number)
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
Culture/Nationality: Attic

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • 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.
  • inscriptions - Words, texts, lettering, or symbols marked on a work, including texts, legends, documentation notes, or commemoration. For standardized symbols or notations on objects that convey official information, use "marks (symbols)."
  • 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 B - A type of kylix characterized by one continuous curve from lip to foot and a broad and relatively shallow bowl. It was the most common red-figured cup, supplanting eye cups by about 500 BCE.
  • preparing - The action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty.
  • Red-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Black-figure style. It appeared in Athens around 530 BCE and spread to other areas of Greece, southern Italy, Etruria, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, until it disappeared in the third century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which involves the use of refined slip and a two-phase firing process to create a black ground through sintering, with figures reserved in red. The details of the figures are more fluid than in the Black-figure style, and are typically drawn with a brush, using both a defined, black relief line and a more dilute line that varies in color from dark gold to black.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • 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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  • Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, PA
    Acquisition Method: Purchased from Paul Hartwig
    Disposal Method: Donated to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 1901
    Ownership End Date: 1901

  • Owner Name: Paul Hartwig
    Role: Collector, Seller
    Place: unknown
    Acquisition Method: unknown
    Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Ownership Start Date: unknown
    Ownership End Date: 1901

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters Clarendon Press. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1963
    Page Number: 375, Figure Number: 69
  • Thomas H. Carpenter and Thomas Mannack. Beazley addenda; 1989 Oxford University Press, for the British Academy. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1989
    Page Number: 226
  • Lucilla Burn and Ruth Glynn. Beazley addenda; 1982 Oxford University Press, for the British Academy. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1982
    Page Number: 112
  • Rudolf Wachter, "Attic Vase Inscriptions." (Accessed April 1, 2020): Record No.: 2975.
  • J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters Clarendon Press. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1942
    Page Number: 250, Figure Number: 58
  • Alexander Cambitoglou, Three Thousand Yeas of Classical Art University of Sydney. Sydney, Australia, 1970
    Figure Number: 62
  • Ann Harnwell Ashmead and Kyle M. Phillips. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 13. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ, 1971
    Page Number: 16, Figure Number: Plate 11, 5-6
  • Mary Hamilton Swindler, "The Bryn Mawr Collection of Greek Vases," American Journal of Archaeology 20, no. 3 (1916): 341, Figure Number: no. 16, fig. 21.
  • The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, Record No.: 203967.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Dyfri Williams, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Great Britain, Fascicule 17 (London, England: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press, 1993), 55-56. Figure Number: 10D. Plates (834-835) 58.A-B, 59.A-D
  • Dyfri Williams, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Great Britain, Fascicule 17 (London, England: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press, 1993), 56-58. Figure Number: 11A. Plates (836-837) 60.A-D, 61.A-D
  • I. Peschel, Die Hetare bei Symposium und Komos in der attish rotfigurigen Malerei des 6-4 Jhs. V.Chr. (Frankfurt, Germany: European University Studies, 1987), Figure Number: Plates 128-129.
  • H. Bowden, Mystery Cults in the Ancient World (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010), 18, 110. Figure Number: 9, 82, Plate X
  • Susanne Pfisterer-Haas, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Deutschland, Fascicule 80 (Munich, Germany: C. H. Beck‚Äôsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2006), 73. Figure Number: Plate (4110) 39.4

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