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Laconian Black-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup) Fragment

6th Century BCE

maximum length
1 1/16 in. x 11/16 in. x 3/16 in. (2.7 cm x 1.8 cm x 0.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.851
Geography: Europe, Greece, Laconia
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
Culture/Nationality: Laconian
Findspot: Possibly Naukratis

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  • Black-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Geometric and Orientalizing styles. It appeared in Corinth around 720 BCE, flourished in Attica by 600 BCE, and was found in Sparta, eastern Greece, and elsewhere, until the Red-figure style gradually replaced it in the late sixth century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which is characterized by the use of a refined slip, a two-stage firing process, and sintering to create black figures in silhouette on a red ground. Details were incised into the black figures or applied in purple or white pigment.
  • fruit - Portions of a plant consisting of the seed and its envelope, especially the latter when it is of a juicy, pulpy nature. In its strict botanical sense, the fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds, such as apricots, bananas, and grapes, as well as bean pods, corn grains, tomatoes, cucumbers, and (in their shells) acorns and almonds, are all technically fruits. Popularly, however, the term is restricted to the ripened ovaries that are sweet and either succulent or pulpy. The cultivation and processing of fruits are major industries worldwide.
  • Laconian - Nationality, culture, and general style of ancient Laconia, a region in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula, for a time having its capital at Sparta.
  • 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)."
  • vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.

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  • maximum length Dimensions: 1 1/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in. (2.7 x 1.8 x 0.5 cm)

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