Kylix

Drinking Cup, c. 480 BC attributed to Douris (Greek)

Drinking Cup, c. 480 BC attributed to Douris (Greek)

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What is a kylix?

KYLIX:  A form of ancient Greek pottery that became a decorative motif.  Originally, the ancient Greeks used this shallow, stemmed and footed bowl as a drinking cup.  During the neoclassical period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the shape was revived as a decorative element.  See it on Hepplewhite furniture from the Federal period.

Boston Federal mahogany shield back side chair, carving attributed to Samuel Mcintire of Salem, Massachusetts

Boston Federal mahogany shield back side chair, carving attributed to Samuel Mcintire of Salem, Massachusetts

Federal mahogany shield back side chairs attributed to Samuel McIntire

Federal mahogany shield back side chairs attributed to Samuel McIntire

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