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Black-Figure Cup (Kylix) with Revelers (Komasts)

This cup was made in Ionia, a region on the west coast of modern Turkey that was home to many Greek city-states. Ionian artists developed their own stylistic variations: in this case, a distinct pattern is used on the rim, and the main decoration appears on the interior of the cup. The subject matter features a pair of drunken revelers known as komasts. These two dancing figures are created in the black-figure technique but have red faces and wear red costumes.

Greek, made in Ionia (Anatolia)
Attributed to an Ionian Little Master
Black-Figure Cup (Kylix) with Revelers (Komasts)
Archaic period, ca. 550–530 BC
Terracotta, added color, incising
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.3 cm), W. 6 7/8 in. (17.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 83.39