Douris, style of / Kylix (Drinking Cup) / High Classical Period, c. 480 B.C.Douris, style of
Kylix (Drinking Cup)
High Classical Period, c. 480 B.C.

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Creator Name: Douris
Creator Qualifier: Style of
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: Greek. fl. 500-460 B.C. Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Active Place: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Douris, style of
Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Dates/Places: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Greek (Attic)
Title: Kylix (Drinking Cup)
Title Type: preferred
Title: Drinking Cup
Title Type: alternate
View: interior view
Creation Start Date: -48
Creation End Date: -47
Creation Date: High Classical Period, c. 480 B.C.
Creation Place: Europe,Greece,Greater Athens,Athens
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Vessel
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware, red-figure technique
Dimensions: H.: 7.3 cm (2-7/8 in.)Diam. at mouth: 20.3 cm (8 in.)Diam. at foot: 8 cm (3-1/8 in.)
Inscriptions: Inscription (dark red): Hippodamas Kalos; 'Hippodamas is handsome'
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1907.323
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Martin A. Ryerson
Subject Description: The exterior of this cup is painted entirely in glossy black. On the interior of the cup, Artemis, identified by her attributes (bow, arrows, quiver) strides forward realistically, her swinging folds of drapery following logically the movements of her limbs. Her feet are naturalistically drawn, while her eye is no longer shown frontally in the profile face, as it had appeared in the black-figure manner.
Context: Vase painters were often commissioned to add inscriptions to their vessels to celebrate the attractive youths of Athenian society, like Hippodamas, whose name appears on the inside of this kylix with the Greek work kalos, meaning 'handsome'.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1907.323
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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