Ancient Pottery Chalices & Cups

Derived from the ancient Greek word ‘kálux’, meaning ‘cup’, the chalice was an ancient form of drinking vessel, most often used to hold wine for ritualistic use or for offerings. This type of vessel was widespread in central Italy, precisely in Etruscan Etruria. Across the Mediterranean, cups were widely used as everyday drinking vessels. We also offer a range of terracotta drinking cups, which have been recovered from the Roman Empire and Holy Land.