Greek Blackware Terracotta Kylix


A stemless terracotta Greek kylix (drinking cup), covered in a rich black gloss. The large, shallow body rests on a low foot that concaves, revealing the natural hue of the clay. Two D-shaped handles protrude from the body. The body is decorated internally with four stamped palmettes.

Date: Circa 4th Century BC
Condition: Very fine condition; some minor crazing to the surface of the glaze; some minor abrasions and two small chips to the rim.


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Southern Italy was populated by a vast number of Greek colonies from the 8th Century BC onwards – so much so that the Romans referred to the area as Magna Graecia – ‘Great Greece’. These Greek colonies were instrumental in bringing Greek culture and thought to Italy, greatly influencing Roman literature, philosophy, and material culture in turn. Greek pottery from Southern Italy is most easily identified by its glossy black finish, as is seen on this kylix.

To discover more about Ancient Greek pottery, please visit our relevant blog post: Collecting Ancient Greek Vases.


Weight 640.00000000 g
Dimensions W 25 x H 5.4 cm


Pottery and Porcelain