Terracotta kylix: lip-cup (drinking cup)
- Signed by Nearchos as potter
- ca. 560–550 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; black-figure
- Overall: 4 9/16 x 9 1/4in. (11.5 x 23.5cm)
diameter 7 1/16in. (17.9cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Christos G. Bastis Gift, 1961
- Accession Number:
Exterior, obverse and reverse, inscription: Nearchos made me
Nearchos was a potter and painter active during the second quarter of the sixth century B.C. His major preserved works include the aryballos (oil flask) displayed nearby. The incisive characterization of figures and a predilection for color are important features of his style. His signature on lip-cups attests to his activity into the middle of the century.