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Drinking cup (stemless kylix)

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Exterior: laurel wreath painted red and yellow. Interior: undulating vine with rounded lobed leaves and what appear to be seed pods painted in red and yellow. Black glaze with added red and yellow


By 1998: with Brian T. Aitken, Acanthus, 22 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10021 (said to come from the Widder Collection, Zurich, Switzerland); gift of Brian T. Aitken to MFA, March 24, 1999

Credit Line

Gift of Brian T. Aitken

Greek, South Italian, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy


Height: 4 cm. diameter: 14.2 cm.

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic coated with black glaze and decorated with added red and yellow, Apulian


The Ancient World