Kylix (Greece), 6th century BC
This is a Kylix. It was attributed to Heidelberg Painter. It is dated 6th century BC and we acquired it in 1921. Its medium is black-figured earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Before and during the Hewitt sisters’ era, the study of antiquity was the basis of education. Ancient forms, colors, and decoration represent part of the classical vocabulary perceived as mandatory for understanding design history. Greek earthenware vessels, such as this, provided models for Josiah Wedgwood’s versions in late 18th-century England.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Anonymous Donor.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 13.6 x 32.5 x 26cm (5 3/8 x 12 13/16 x 10 1/4in.)
Cite this object as
Kylix (Greece), 6th century BC; Attributed to Heidelberg Painter (Greek, active 575 - 555 BC); black-figured earthenware; H x W x D: 13.6 x 32.5 x 26cm (5 3/8 x 12 13/16 x 10 1/4in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1921-1-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.