Drinking cup (kylix)
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 2, pl. 096, 1-2; 097, 1.
Height x diameter: 11 x 15.2 cm (4 5/16 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Interior: Sphinx seated, profile to right, head turned back, lotus bud underneath.
Side A: Small group, two centaurs fighting.
Side B: a panther and fawn.
Under each group the Greek inscription “XSENOKLES MADE IT.” (XSENOKLES:EPOIESEN)
Sides A and B:
Said to have been from the Ruspoli excavations at Cerveteri in 1833-34 and the Ruspoli Collection; by 1888: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of van Branteghem Collection, May 30-31 and June 1, Paris, no. 8: found at Caere); by 1894: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund