Cup or dipper (kyathos)

Greek
Late Geometric Period
725–700 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 259.

Dimensions

7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2599

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small kyathos with high strap handle. Below lip line of running (or tangential) ovals; two lines; frieze of false spirals (running concentric circles); three lines; base is solid slip. Notes say “Boeotian? about 700? J. Hayes ‘68.”

Beazley says no Mycenaean influence as Fairbanks thought (J.H.S. 1929, Pt. II, p. 287).

Provenance

By 1882: Edward Robinson Collection (according to his Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Vases, no. 8: purchased in Athens in 1882; found in Attica); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, February 10, 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson