Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Classical Period
about 460–450 B.C.
Manner of Pistoxenos


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.63

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Peleus and Thetis. Meaningless inscriptions in the tondo. Repaired with some restoration.

[Label text]:
A scene of abduction has been illustrated on this drinking-cup. The young man may be Peleus, carrying off the sea nymph Thetis.

Inscription

Meaningless inscriptions.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund