Late Corinthian kylix decorated on
both sides with geese flanked by griffin-birds.
The geese turn their heads back. The griffins show crested heads, sickle-shaped
wings and protruding tail feathers.
Black-glaze design on buff ground, incised details, red color on the wings and
for some dots applied on the necks.
The kylix belongs to the Workshop of the Bird-Frieze Painter. The workshop began
in 600-575 BC with quality-oriented pottery and shifted to coarser mass
production around the middle of the century.
For a slightly smaller example, cf. Beazley Archive vase no. 9032426.
Intact and fine. Black glaze of the birds with minor pitting, inside glaze
scratched. Chip out of the top of one handle.
D. 17.3 cm (6.8 in)
W. over handles 22.5 cm (8.9 in)
Old US private collection, thence US art market.
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