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Large Greek Ionian Type Kylix, 580-540 BC

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Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Zurich, Switzerland

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Large Greek Ionian Type Kylix, 580-540 BC

Larger than usual black-glazed kylix of Ionian shape.
Deep rounded bowl with high steep rim and slightly tilted handles attached on the belly. The trumpet-shaped foot with flattened resting surface.
The outside of the rim and the handle zone are reserved, as well as the small band inside the lip. These areas are covered by a thin red-orange slip. The bottom of the foot is unpainted.
The shape of the kylix originates from Eastern Greece. Such cups from Rhodos were widely exported to the western Mediterranean and to the Black Sea area. Soon enough they were also manufactured in Athens and elsewhere.
For a comparable (slightly smaller) example, cf. item no. 5, pp. 6-7 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
Rhodian, or South Italian copy of Rhodian, 580-540 BC
H. to rim 10.5 cm (4.1 in)
D. 19.5 cm (7.7 in)
W. over handles 25 cm (9.8 in)
Foot reattached, tiny craze on the wall fixed, otherwise intact and in fine condtion.
Private collection Zug (Switzerland), acquired in 1985.

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