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Kylix: GR.1.2004

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Dokimasia Painter


Red-figured cup: on one side Dionysos with a pair of satyrs, on the other side two satyrs pursuing a maenad

Legal notes

Formerly in the collection of Mrs Airy's father, Sir Christopher Cockerell CBE FRS (1910-1999). Purchased with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund, with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation, the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and from the Greg Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 0.23 m
Height: 0.1 m
Width: 0.302 m

Relative size of this object

30.2 cm10 cm1 mm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2004) by Airy, Mrs F.K.


Production date: about 480 BC

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.1.2004
Primary reference Number: 111028
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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