Drinking cup (kylix)
about 460–450 B.C.
Manner of Pistoxenos
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Interior: Peleus and Thetis. Meaningless inscriptions in the tondo. Repaired with some restoration.
A scene of abduction has been illustrated on this drinking-cup. The young man may be Peleus, carrying off the sea nymph Thetis.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to have been discovered at Cervetri) (MFA file card: said to be from Corneto); 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