Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.
the Proto-Panaitian Group


Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 073.

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); diameter: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8018

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cup interior tondo composition: Two nude male figures seated on a couch. The one on the right plays double flutes. He has distinctive features: a receding hairline, sideburns, and a small mustache and goatee. The one on the left is younger: his beard is just coming in. He is leaning over on the couch (kline), and vomiting. A flute case hangs on the wall and boots are placed under the couch.
Greek inscription in the field: “Epidromos is handsome” (EPIDROMOS KALOS).

Exterior: Undecorated.

Inscription

Inscribed: "Epidromos is handsome" (EPIDROMOS KALOS)
ΕΠΙΔΡΟΜΟS ΚΑLΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection; by 1901: purchased by E. P. Warren from Alfred Bourguignon (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon label [on the vase] Orvieto); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund