Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 520–510 B.C.
the Hermaios Painter, Potter Hermaios


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 010.

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.); diameter: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.844

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A youth in Thracian costume: animal-skin boots, chiton, embroidered chlamys, and hood with long lappets - riding a horse to left. Greek inscription in purple by the potter (beginning on the bottom edge of the tondo by the horse’s front legs): “Hermaios made [it]” (HE[R]MA[IOS EPOIESE]N).

Condition: Cup was cut down to size of interior tondo. Part of that and of foot missing.

Inscription

"Hermaios made [it]" (HE[R]MA[IOS EPOIESE]N)
ΗΕ[Ρ]ΜΑ[ΙΟS ΕΠΟΙΕSΕ]Ν

Signed

by the potter: "Hermaios made [it]" (HE[R]MA[IOS EPOIESE]N)

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900