Kylix (Drinking Cup): Woman Pouring A Libation At An Altar
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1927.155
People
Manner of The Akestorides Painter, Greek ( active ca. 475 -450 BCE)
Title
Kylix (drinking cup): Woman Pouring a Libation at an Altar
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
480-470 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Athens (Attica)
Period
Classical period, Early
Culture
Greek
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Red-figure
Dimensions
with handles: 8.8 x 25.6 x 19 cm (3 7/16 x 10 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Edward Perry Warren, Esq., London, (by 1927-1928), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1927.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Beazley Archive Database #209939
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of E. P. Warren, Esquire
Accession Year
1927
Object Number
1927.155
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

George M. A. Hanfmann, Greek Art and Life, An Exhibition Catalogue, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1950), no. 124.

Gunnel Ekroth, Why (not) Paint an Altar? A Study of Where, When and Why Altars Appear on Attic Red-figure Vases, The world of Greek vases. Colloquium at the Danish Academy, Rome, 13-15 Jan 2005, ed. Vinnie Norskov, Edizioni Quasar (Rome, 2009), p. 96, fig. 5

[Reproduction Only], Persephone, (Spring 2004)., p. 6

Exhibition History

Greek Art and Life: From the Collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Private Lenders, Fogg Art Museum, 03/07/1950 - 04/15/1950

Fragments of Antiquity: Drawing Upon Greek Vases, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/15/1997 - 12/28/1997

HAA132e The Ideal of the Everyday in Greek Art (S427) Spring 2012, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 05/12/2012

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted