Attic Black-Figure Kylix (Drinking Cup) FragmentArchaic
About 525 BCE - 500 BCE
1 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/8 in. (3.3 x 7.7 x 1 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.93
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kylikes
This object has the following keywords:
adaptive reuse*, Archaic*, Attic*, Black-figure*, cups*, game pieces*, kylikes*, sherds*, tondi*, vase paintings*, vessels*
- adaptive reuse - The conversion of outmoded or unused things, often things having historic value, to new uses or application in new contexts. Examples include reuse of buildings, objects, software, etc.
- Archaic - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by fine, plain buff pottery tempered with straw that is sometimes decorated with simple red or orange painted designs.
- Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
- 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.
- 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.
- game pieces - The objects, usually small and of hard durable materials, manipulated directly by participants during the play of card, table, and board games.
- kylikes - Ancient Greek drinking vessels in the form of a broad, shallow bowl set on a high foot or pedestal with two upcurving handles.
- 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)."
- 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.
Owner Name: Dr. Caroline Ransom, Associate Professor of History of Art and Classical Archaeology from 1905-1911
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Possibly Purchased form Dr. Ludwig Pollak
Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: 1905-1911
Ownership End Date: 1905-1911
Remarks: There were no records for the donations from Dr. Ransom. In 1971 authors Kyle Phillips Jr. and Ann Ashmead determined that the pieces with P inked on them and sometimes R pencilled on them were for "Pollak" and "Ransom". See the preface in this publication for this notation: https://www.cvaonline.org/XDB/ASP/browseCVAtext.asp
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