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In the Manner of
Epeleios Painter
Ancient Greek (active ca. 530 BCE - 500 BCE) Primary

Perhaps by
Painter of Berlin 2268
Greek (active ca. 530-500 BCE) Secondary

Attic Red-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup) Fragment

Late 6th century BCE

15/16 x 2 5/8 x 1/8 in. (2.4 x 6.6 x 0.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.207
Other Number(s): 24 (Joseph Clark Hoppin's "Warren" Purchase List Number)
Geography: Europe, Greece (Athens)
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
Culture/Nationality: Greek, Athenian
Findspot: The AVI record notes from Athens, Acropolis

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.
  • 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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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Fragmentary Excess: Text, Body, Receptacle Bryn Mawr College , Nov 3, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    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: unknown
    Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Ownership Start Date: 1901 or before
    Ownership End Date: 1901
    Remarks: Rome, Italy

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Rudolf Wachter, "Attic Vase Inscriptions." (Accessed April 1, 2020): Record No.: 2979.
  • J. D. Beazley, Paralipomena Clarendon Press. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1971
    Page Number: 335
  • Lucilla Burn and Ruth Glynn. Beazley addenda; 1982 Oxford University Press, for the British Academy. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1982
    Page Number: 89
  • Thomas H. Carpenter and Thomas Mannack. Beazley addenda; 1989 Oxford University Press, for the British Academy. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1989
    Page Number: 180
  • J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters Clarendon Press. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1963
    Page Number: 151, 45, 1628
  • J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters Clarendon Press. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1942
    Page Number: 110, Figure Number: 28
  • Adolf Griefenhagen, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Deutschland, Fascicule 4 C. H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Munich, Germany, 1940
    Page Number: 23
  • Ann Harnwell Ashmead and Kyle M. Phillips. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 13. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ, 1971
    Page Number: 7, Figure Number: Plate 5, 1-2
  • Mary Hamilton Swindler, "The Bryn Mawr Collection of Greek Vases," American Journal of Archaeology 20, no. 3 (1916): 339 #6, Figure Number: 20.
  • The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, Record No.: 9003298.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • George H Chase and Mary Zelia Pease. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 8 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942), 96. Figure Number: Plates (395, 397, 409) 47.3. 491A-b, 61.6
  • Levi di Dora, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Italia, Fascicule 4 (Milan, Italy: Bestetti, 1938), III.I.13. Figure Number: Plate (386) 11.3
  • Stéphane Gsell, Fouilles dans la Nécropole de Vulci (Paris, France: E. Thorin, 1891), 185-187. Figure Number: No. 5. Plates XIII-XVI, Tomb LXXIX, Ch. B, n°5
  • Fritz Eichler, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Österreich, Fascicule 2 (Vienna, Austria: Anton Schroll & Co. , 1959), 10. Figure Number: Plate (53) 53.1-4

Catalogue Raisonné List
The following Catalogue Raisonné exist for this object:
  • J. M. Hemelrijk, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, The Netherlands, Fascicule 6 (Alkmaar: Ter Burg, 1988), 31-32.

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