c100BC Greek Painted Terracotta Kylix 2 Handled Cup


A fine c100 BC Greek Painted Terracotta Kylix double handled wine drinking cup, decorated with black stripes.
The cup features a convex body, forming a shallow bowl. Two handles have been applied to either side of the vessel and the piece sits upon a ring foot. The interior of the bowl is decorated with a small central black circle and another larger one on the inside wall of the bowl. On the outside the horizontal lines are duplicated. Condition is very good with a bit of restoration to one of the handles.
In the pottery of ancient Greece, a Kylix (κύλιξ) is the most common type of cup in the period, usually associated with the drinking of wine. The cup often consists of a rounded base and a thin stem under a basin. The cup is accompanied by two handles on opposite sides. The inner basin is often adorned in the bottom so that as the liquid is consumed an image is revealed; this adornment is usually in a circular frame and called a tondo. The Kylix was also a popular export, being the most common pottery import from Attica found in Etruscan (Italy) settlements.
Size: 19 x 13.5 x 5.5 cm (7 ½ x 5 ¼ x 2 1/8 inches)
Weight: 206 g