Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.
the Ambrosios Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Accession Number

RES.08.31b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tondo of Drinking Cup wth a bearded man with cloak and staff squatting right–he is shown defecating–scatological themes rarely appear on drinking vessels, but were meant to appeal to bawdy humor and reference orgiastic behavior.

Tondo from a kylix, edges trimmed

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Perry Warren Collection (according to his records: from Orvieto); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren