Kylix card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Kylix

51.105.311

On display

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Kylix (drinking cup), decoration in the black figure technique in the style described as 'Little Master'. The frieze depicts lions attacking a deer, a motif which appears on both sides of the vessel. In the centre of the interior (tondo) is a Gorgon mask, rendered in the red-figure technique. The use of a Gorgon mask was a common feature on the inside of drinking vessels, probably intended to ward off the evil eye. Droop notes (notebook, 1948) that this was given to him by Sir Hermann Weber as a wedding present in 1916 along with 51.105.312 and 313.