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Kylix

A kylix is a stemmed drinking vessel featuring two handles and a wide mouth. Ancient Greek kylikes (plural) were used for drinking wine, and typically decorated with a painted frieze around the outer surface, depicting a subject from mythology or everyday life. Often kylikes were produced in sets to accompany a wine serving vessel, or krater, and used at special banquets called symposia.

Adapted from

Ken Kelsey, DMA unpublished material, 1995.