Kylix, Cup: Sherd


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Artifact Identification Kylix, Cup: Sherd   (1915.03.0229A)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker Attributed to Villa Giulia Painter
Geographic Location
Period/Date Early High Classical, 470 BCE
Culture Attic, Classical

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 20.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Length) 13.9 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 5.3 cm
Weight 118 g
Measuring Remarks Height measured from lip to base.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Slip
Manufacturing Processes Handbuilding, Firing, Painting
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTIC RED-FIGURE CUP (TYPE B) SHAPE AND ORNAMENT Fragment 1 is from side A, 2 and 3 from side B. Continuous curve body. 1: Beneath the handle is a palmette with tendrils; to the right is an ivy leaf. 2: part of an ivy leaf (?). 3: On the exterior, side B, is part of a floral. SUBJECT 1. I, a young man reclining against a pillow on a couch, facing left, with a palm frond in his outstretched right hand and a skyphos in his left. He is wrapped in a long cloak and wears a fillet in his hair. On the exterior, side A, are the legs, staff, and end of the cloak of a man walking right. Then a youth walks right, with his head turned back. He is nude except for a cloak draped over his shoulders and he holds a staff in his right hand and a skyphos in his left. To his right, arm and foot of third figure with similar staff and cloak. 2. On the exterior, side B, are the head, torso and right arm of a bearded man with a walking stick. Relief contour throughout. Dilute glaze: on tondo for maeander and zigzags on pillow; hair and beard on B. Possibly ex Olcott Collection. Attributed by D. von Bothmer to the Villa Giulia Painter. About 470 B. C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 26, 1-3.

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Boston 76.47 (Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-painters, 1963. P. 625, no. 103) Kassel T 426 (Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-painters, 1963. P. 626, no. 105; Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Kassel 1 [Deutschland 35], pl. 37:3-4, pl. 40:4)


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 21, Plate 26, 1-3.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication George N. Olcott Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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