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An Attic Black-Glazed stemless kylix, ca 5th century BC
Reference No: GP709
An Attic Black-Glazed stemless kylix, ca 5th century BC
Price : $ 1,750
EUR 1,604.40 GBP 1,348.55 AUD 2,581.25
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A graceful and elegant stemless cup used for wine with good black gloss with a thin red wash on the reserved bottom. The wide shallow body sits on a low heavy foot with convex bottom and externally incorporates a narrow concave rim-band. Inside the bowl, a wide flat rim-band is offset. The thick round-sectioned II-shaped handles, tilted and upswung are attached to the body just below the rim-band.

Related example: Hayes, J. "Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Ware and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum" (1984) page 24, #36 Ex. Sturge Collection.

Condition:  Intact and in fine condition overall with root remains on the base. 

Dimensions:  Diameter:  11 1/8 inches (28.2cm)

Provenance:  Private AZ collection