Attic Black-Figure Kylix: Winged Goddess

 

Attic Black-Figure Kylix: Winged Goddess

An ancient Attic Greek black-figure stemless kylix, or wine cup. In the tondo, a quadruple winged goddess, likely Iris, the messenger of the gods, runs to the right while looking back over her shoulder. Her flesh and the spots on her peplos are rendered in added white and red paint. Around her are seven concentric rings.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 510-500 BC.
Overall width: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm).
Intact.

Exhibited in Amsterdam at the Allard Pierson Museum from November 30th, 1996 to March 9th, 1997.

Published: P. Heesen, "The J.L. Theodor Collection of Attic Black-Figure Vases," (Amsterdam, 1996), no. 51.

Formerly in the collection of Prof. Jorge Silvetti, Massachusetts; previously in the collection of J. L. Theodor, Belgium; sold Sotheby's, London, Dec. 8-9 1986, lot 230.

Inv#: 6590

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