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Black-Figure Cup (Kylix) with Deer Hunt

Culture Greek
Title Black-Figure Cup (Kylix) with Deer Hunt
Date 540–520 BCE
Medium Terracotta
Dimensions Object: 2 3/4 × 9 7/8 × 7 1/4 in. (7 × 25.1 × 18.4 cm)
Overall: 2 3/4 × 9 7/8 × 7 1/4 in. (7 × 25.1 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 65.5

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This cup has a band between the handles that is decorated simply, but elegantly. The central scene depicts a horseman chasing a deer and heralds a new focus on storytelling, but large floral flourishes at the sides also reflect a continued interest in ornamental decoration.


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"Black-Figure Cup (Kylix) with Deer Hunt | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024. https://artmuseum.indiana.edu/collections-online/browse/object.php?number=65.5