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Amphitrite Painter
Greek (active ca. 475 BCE - ca. 450 BCE) Primary

Attic Red-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup) Fragment with Nike and Battle Scenes

475 BCE - 425 BCE

9 1/16 in. x 9 1/16 in. x 1/4 in. (23 cm x 23 cm x 0.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.218
Other Number(s): R 1827 (Lewes House Register)
4 (Joseph Clark Hoppin's "Warren" Purchase List Number)
Geography: Europe, Greece, Attica
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
Culture/Nationality: Attic
Findspot: Orvieto

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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."
  • Classical - Refers to an ancient Greek style and period that begins around 480 BCE, when the Greek city-states defeated the Persian invaders, and ends around 323 BCE, with the death of Alexander the Great. It is characterized by the rebuilding of cities after the Persian wars, the flourishing of philosophy, drama, architecture, sculpture, painting, and the other arts. In the visual arts, it is known for the mastery of the human form and sophistication of architectural design.
  • 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.
  • Gods and Goddesses - Added June 2010 by M. Weldon
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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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, 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: Purchased at auction by Drouot Auction House from Alfred Bourguignon
    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 Alfred Bourgignon
    Disposal Method: Sold on behalf of Alfred Bourgignon to Edward Perry Warren
    Ownership Start Date: 1892
    Ownership End Date: 1892
    Remarks: The cup is supposed to have originated at Orvieto.

  • Owner Name: Alfred Bourguignon
    Role: Collector
    Place: unknown
    Acquisition Method: unknown
    Disposal Method: Sold at auction by Drouot Auction House to Edward Perry Warren
    Ownership Start Date: unknown
    Ownership End Date: 1892
    Remarks: The cup is supposed to have originated at Orvieto.

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: 830, Figure Number: 2
  • Thomas H. Carpenter and Thomas Mannack. Beazley addenda; 1989 Oxford University Press, for the British Academy. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1989
    Page Number: 294
  • Mary Hamilton Swindler, "The Penthesilea Master," American Journal of Archaeology 19, no. 4 (1915): 403-404, Figure Number: 5, plate XXVII.
  • Dietrich von Bothmer, Amazons in Greek Art Clarendon Press. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1957
    Page Number: 184, Figure Number: pl. 80, figs. 5a and b
  • Nathan T. Arrington, Ashes, Images, and Memories : The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens Oxford University Press. Oxford, England, 2014
    Page Number: 191, Figure Number: 5.3
  • Ann Harnwell Ashmead and Kyle M. Phillips. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 13. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ, 1971
    Page Number: 34-35, Figure Number: Plate 23, 4 and 24, 1-3
  • Mary Hamilton Swindler, "The Bryn Mawr Collection of Greek Vases," American Journal of Archaeology 20, no. 3 (1916): 336, nnumber XVIII.

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