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Greek Gnathian Black Ware Kylix

Pegasus Gallery Antiquities


A Greek Gnathian black ware Kylix with stemmed grape design.

A beautiful cup used for the drinking of wine. The wide shallow body sits on a low disc foot with convex bottom that externally incorporates a narrow band.  There are hints of iridescence to the fine black glaze applied to both the interior and exterior, the latter further features a delicate grape motif between the round-sectioned II-shaped handles, attached to the body just below the flared rim.

Greek, 4th Century BC.

Size: 20.5 cms Handle to Handle x 5 cms Height.

Condition: Good overall condition, some surface wear as to be expected.

Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland, Acquired before 2010. Ex Wyssman Gallery, Chicago. 


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