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Influenced by
Greek (active 500 BCE - 475 BCE) Primary

Influenced by
Antiphon Painter
Greek (active ca. 500 BCE - ca. 475 BCE) Secondary

Attic Red-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup) Fragment

Early Classical
480 BCE - 470 BCE

1 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 1/8 in. (3.8 x 14.9 x 0.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.205
Other Number(s): R 38 (Lewes House Register)
23 (Joseph Clark Hoppin's "Warren" Purchase List Number)
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
Culture/Nationality: Greek; Attic
Findspot: Acropolis, Athens

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
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.
  • misfired
  • 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.
  • repairing - Restoring to a whole by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken, or otherwise restoring to sound condition.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • tondi - Circular paintings. For circular two-dimensional motifs, use "medallions (ornament areas)"; use "roundels" for circular panels in architectural contexts.
  • 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)."
  • 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."
  • Warriors

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015

  • Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
    Acquisition Method: Purchased from Edward Perry Warren
    Disposal Method: Donated to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 1901
    Ownership End Date: 1901

  • Owner Name: Edward Perry Warren
    Role: Buyer, Collector, Seller
    Place: Lewes House, England
    Acquisition Method: Purchased at auction by Drout Auction House from Alphonse van Branteghem
    Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Ownership Start Date: 1892
    Ownership End Date: 1901

  • Owner Name: Drouot Auction House
    Role: Dealer
    Place: Paris, France
    Acquisition Method: Sold on behalf of Alphonse van Branteghem
    Disposal Method: Sold on behalf of Alphonse van Branteghem to Edward Perry Warren
    Ownership Start Date: 1892
    Ownership End Date: 1892

  • Owner Name: Alphonse van Branteghem
    Role: Collector
    Place: Brussels, Belgium
    Acquisition Method: unknown
    Disposal Method: Sold at auction by Drouot Auction House to Edward Perry Warren
    Ownership Start Date: ca. 1884-1892
    Ownership End Date: 1892
    Remarks: While the process by which van Branteghem's acquired of the piece remains unknown, the auction catalog lists the item as originating from the Acropolis in Athens.

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • W. Froehner, Collection van Branteghem E. Lyon-Claesen. Brussels, Belgium, 1892
    Page Number: 29, Figure Number: 71
  • Rudolf Wachter, "Attic Vase Inscriptions." (Accessed April 1, 2020): Record No.: 2978.
  • Ann Harnwell Ashmead and Kyle M. Phillips. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 13. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ, 1971
    Page Number: 15, Figure Number: Plates 10, 4-5; 41
  • Mary Hamilton Swindler, "The Bryn Mawr Collection of Greek Vases," American Journal of Archaeology 20, no. 3 (1916): 332-333, Figure Number: xiii, fig. 14.
  • The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, Record No.: 974.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Fritz Eichler, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Österreich, Fascicule 1 (Vienna, Austria: Anton Schroll & Co. , 1951), 14-15. Figure Number: Plates (9-10) 9.1-2, 10.1-2
  • George H Chase and Mary Zelia Pease. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 8 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942), 32. Figure Number: Plate (351) 13.1A-D
  • Reinhard Lullies, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Deutschland, Fascicule 20 (Munich, Germany: C. H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1961), 31-32. Figure Number: Plates (953,954,955) 238.1-2, 239.1-2, 240.1-4
  • Beth Cohen, Colors of Clay (Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2006), 213-215. Figure Number: No.58

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