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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Pale red clay. Kylix with high foot and flaring rim. Dull black glaze below the rim inside and out, except for two reserved red lines outside; rim left red, with two narrow black lines inside. Restored, mainly from original fragments.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888). Pottery register notes that this object was "not on list" (EEF list).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 335.

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.); diameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.1027

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels