Wine Cup Pottery Kylix Ancient Greek Pottery Painting medusa head amulet

$65,70

In the pottery of ancient Greece, a kylix is the most common type of wine-drinking cup. The primary use for the kylix was drinking wine (usually mixed with water, and sometimes other flavourings) at a symposium or male “drinking party” in the ancient Greek world, so they are often decorated with scenes of a humorous, light-hearted, or sexual nature that would only become visible when the cup was drained.

 

In Ancient Greece, the Gorgoneion was a special apotropaic amulet showing the Gorgon head, used most famously by the Olympian deities Athena and Zeus.

1 in stock

Wine Cup Pottery Kylix Ancient Greek Pottery Painting medusa head amulet
Wine Cup Pottery Kylix Ancient Greek Pottery Painting medusa head amulet

$65,70

SKU: 254056160651 Category: