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[Greek 'cup'; cf chalice]. An ancient Greek drinking vessel. The term was originally used for a cup of any form, but modern scholars restrict it to shallow two-handed stemmed forms.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983
A Greek stemmed drinking cup or chalice, usually made of clay or metal. The term was originally used for a cup of any form, but modem scholars restrict it to shallow twohanded stemmed forms. This wide-bowled drinking cup with horizontal handles was one of the most popular pottery forms from Mycenaean times through the classical Athenian period. There was usually a painted frieze around the outer surface, depicting a subject from mythology or everyday life, and on the bottom of the inside a painting often depicting a dancing or drinking scene. (syn. cylix)
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology, Barbara Ann Kipfer, 2000