Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Archaic Period
545–540 B.C.
The Xenokles Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 096, 3-4; 097, 2.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.2 x 13.3 cm (3 5/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.921

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Forepart of horse and rider to left. Below rider the Greek name Oripos is inscribed in retrograde: “Oripos” (ORIPOS).

Exterior: Sides A and B have identical Greek inscriptions: “Xenokles made (it)” (XSENOKLES  EPOIESEN). The Inscriptions are between the bases of the handles and enframed by a palmette on either side.

Slight restoration. One handle missing.

Inscription

Interior: ΟΡΙΠΟS in retrograde.

Handle zone:
A: ΧSΕΝΟΚLΕS:ΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ
B: ΧSΕΝΟΚLΕS:ΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Provenance

Said to be from the excavations of Broccardi in 1874 at Orvieto; by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund