Amphora & Kylix Collection
Laconian Kylix 30 cm (11.8 in)

[Code : P9_128_kylix_30cm] Laconian Kylix 30 cm (11.8 in)

Height 16.5 cm (6.5 in.)
Width 30 cm (11.8 in.)
Price $259.95
Laconian Kylix (Vase/Cup) - 560 BC

Hand-made ceramic copy of a Greek Corinthian Kylix from the Black Figure period of ancient Greek ceramic art, depicting a mythological scene. The original was made around 560 B.C. and features an unusual contemporary scene— King Arkesilas of Cyrene overseeing a group of workmen.  The weighing motif suggests an Egyptian model, but the lively details and crisp decorative friezes make it a fine example of Laconian pottery.Approx. 20 cm in diameter (7.9").

*This is a hand-painted reproduction, individually signed by the artist.

Due to special handling requirements, product may require 2-4 weeks for delivery depending on availability. Express delivery available upon request.  

The black-figure pottery ( 'μελανόμορφα, melanomorpha ) technique is a style of ancient Greek pottery painting in which the decoration appears as black silhouettes on a red background. The pale, iron-rich clay turned a reddish-orange color when fired, and then the design was sketched in outline and filled in using refined clay as paint. Details would be added with an engraving tool, scratching through the paint layer to the clay below. Originating in Corinth during the early 7th century BC, it was introduced into Attica about a generation later. Other notable black-figure potteries existed at Sparta, Athens, and in eastern Greece. The technique flourished until being practically replaced by the more advanced red-figure pottery technique in 530 BC, although later examples do exist.

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