Drinking Vessel



Kylix (drinking cup) but very shallow drinking cup with a conical body and a wide open rim and horizontal ear shaped side handles attached to the each side of the rim. Each of the handles is flanked on both sides by a small lug. The cup is decorated in the black-figure technique with a frieze of ducks along the lower part of the external body. The thin area below the rim has a frieze of parallel stems. The internal body of the cup is black. Underneath the base of the cup there is a black dot. The cup could be from the Greek colony of Naukratis in Egypt. Gift of Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum, 1947.