Kylix

DEFINITION

In Greek and Roman antiquity, a shallow drinking cup with two horizontal handles, often set on a stem terminating in a foot. The plural form is kylikes. The earlier kylikes have a deep bowl and a low conical foot. Sometimes spelled cylix. Another type of two-handled drinking cup is a kantharos. (pr. ki:'licks) Among the other types of Greek vases are the alabastron, amphora, hydria, krater, kyathos, lekythos, oinochoe, pelike, phiale, pinax, pithos, pyxis, and rhyton.Examples: Greece, Kylix With Symposion Scene, attributed to the Painter of the Paris Gigantomachy, late Archaic, c. 480 BCE, terra cotta, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emery U, Atlanta, GA.

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