Attic red-figure kylix decorated with huge eyes - ROM2007_8886_26


Attic red-figure kylix decorated with huge eyes

Maker: Attributed to the Epeleios Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 515-500 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
13.5 x 42.6 cm
Object number: 919.5.54
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis Athenian drinking-cup (kylix) decorated in red-figure technique is a common Athenian type known as an eye-cup because of the huge eyes on the exterior. Between the eyes on each side are komasts, naked revellers from a drinking party, wearing wreaths and holding different shapes of drinking cups. On the inside of the cup in the round central tondo is a naked youth running or dancing. Above his head is the painted inscription "kalos" ("beautiful").
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