Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Archaic Period
550–525 B.C.
Potter Tleson, Painted by the Tleson Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 093, 4; 094, 1-2.

Dimensions

13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

92.2655

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Identical Greek inscriptions on the exterior of sides A and B, between the handles: “Tleson, son of Nearchos, made [it]”.

Black-figure palmettes to the left and right of the inscriptions.

Handles partly restored.

Inscription

Sides A and B: ΤLΕSΟΝΗΟΝΕΑΡXOEΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Signed

"Tleson the son of Nearchos made it"

Provenance

By 1892: Martin Brimmer Collection (purchased in Berlin in 1892); gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, September 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer