Our bowl is a copy of the original known as « Kylix of Apollo» which is exhibited in the Delphi Archaeological Museum in Greece.
It is the work of an Attic workshop, around 480–470 BC. Scholars have suggested Euphronios or Onesimos as the painter.] The scene depicted evokes the verse from the second hymn to Apollo found inscribed on the southern wall of the Treasury of the Athenians: “Sing for the gold-haired Pythios who aims far with his bow and arrow and plays nicely the lyre”.
Inside the cylix Apollo is depicted with an elaborate hairdo and a laurel wreath on his head, sitting on a chair, the legs of which end up in lion’s paws. The god wears a white chiton, a red himation (cloak) and sandals. A seven-stringed lyre is attached to his left hand with a red stripe, whereas with his right hand he pours a libation out of a shallow bowl (patera]]) decorated with patterns in relief. Opposite the god is a black bird, for which several explanations have been offered: it is identified either as a oracular bird or as a crow which brought to Apollo the message that his beloved Koronis, daughter of king Phlegyas, was getting married.
MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – HAND PAINTED
Height: 9,5 cm (3.7 in)
Width (With handles): 26 cm (10.2 in)
Net Weight: 0,6 Kg (1.3 lb)
Material: Clay – Genuine Ceramic
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