Ancient Greek Kylix

£395.00

A black glazed terracotta kylix. Short foot partially glazed black with a long stem glazed black, a wide shallow body glazed completely black, and two handles glazed black on their exteriors.

Date: Ca. 6th-4th century BC

Size: L:70mm / W:210mm ; 205g

Condition: Good

Provenance: From the private collection of a Somerset gentleman; previously in an old British collection, formed in the 1980s on the UK /European art markets.

SKU: GCA-22

Description

The style of this piece is characteristic of Apulia in the heel of Italy during this period. The kylix was used as a drinking cup at symposia and other such gatherings, and its shape allowed party-goers to drink while reclining as well as playing kottabos, a popular drinking game that involved flicking the dregs of one’s wine at a target in the middle of the room for prizes.

Additional information

Weight .205 kg
Dimensions 7 × 21 cm
Culture

Ancient Greek

Origin

Italy

Material

Terracotta