Grapevine-pottery-NUSKUWAY13
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  • Magna Graecia, modern day Apulia, Italy, ca. 4th century BCE. This is a lovely delicate black kylix with incised and painted details. Kylix is the name — used since antiquity — for shallow-bowled drinking vessels with a foot connected to the base by the stem and two handles. The handles of this kylix are particularly fine. Ancient art depicts the game of kottabos, where people used the kylix to fling the dregs of their drink at a target. Size: 7.6″ W x 2.5″ H (19.3 cm x 6.4 cm). The piece has been repaired on one of the handles, but the repair is well done and not immediately obvious. There is encrustation and wear to the interior and exterior, but the painted decorations are still clear.

  • Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    2.5"

    Width

    7.5"

    Depth

    5"

    Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    2.5"

    Width

    7.5"

    Depth

    5"

    Date

    B.C.

    Kind

    Ceramics, Pottery & Crystal, Ethnographic Art & Ancient Artifacts, Prehistoric Art

    Medium

    Ceramic, Terracotta

    Origin

    Greece, Italy