Handle: right of side B

Interior: overview

Exterior profile: handle right of side A

Handle: right of side A

Exterior: view from below

Side B: right eye and palmette

Collection: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Summary: Interior: Black figure warriorSides A and B: Red figure eyes and palmettes
Ware: Attic Bilingual
Painter: Attributed to the Group of Leipsig T 3599
Potter: Attributed to Hischylos
Context: From Greece
Date: ca. 525 BC

H. 0.12 m., D. rim 0.307 m., D. foot 0.111 m.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 38, 10
Shape: Kylix
Beazley Number: 200219
Region: Greece
Period: Archaic


The surface is worn, chipped and scratched, and there is some discoloration.

Decoration Description:

Interior: black figure representation of a warrior. A helmeted warrior advances to the right, his body turned forward and his head to the left. His legs are bent and his weight thrown back as he raises his sword above his head getting ready to strike. A shield covers his left side. He is naked but wears a short cloak tied over his shoulders and wears greaves. A red scabbard hangs on his right side. The pommel of the broad, curved sword may be in the shape of a bird or animal head. The warrior's helmet is Corinthian, and is circled by a fillet.

Sides A and B: red figure eyes and palmettes. Large eyes topped by thin eyebrows decorate each side. There is a small nose between the eyes. Palmettes are positioned on either side of the handles.

Shape Description:

Type A kylix.

Collection History:

The kylix originally belonged in the collection of Henry C. Lea. His son, Arthur H. Lea, gave it to the University Museum, Philadelphia, in 1931.

Sources Used:

CVA, Univ. Mus. 3

Other Bibliography:

Dohan 1932-33b, 23-25 figs. 1, 2 and 4; ARV2, 11; B. Cohen 1978, 287-290, 355, pl. 58 figs. 2-3; Beazley Addenda 2, 158