Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.
Painter Onesimos


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 074.

Dimensions

Height: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.); diameter: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

10.179

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Within tondo composition formed by a circular meander pattern, an ithyphallic satyr, with frontal body and frontal right leg, is seated on an overturned amphora. His ivy wreath and part of his impressive beard have been added in purple.

Inscribed in Greek: “Leagros is handsome” (LEAGROS KALOS) (in retrograde on the left), “Athenodotos is handsome” (ATHENODOTOS KALOS) (above and below the satyr’s arm on the right); On the amphora below him: “Handsome” (KALOS).

Exterior is undecorated.

Condition: Broken and repaired.

Inscription

Inscribed: "Leagros is handsome" (LEAGROS KALOS) in retrograde, "Athenodotos is handsome" (ATHENODOTOS KALOS); On the amphora: "Handsome" (KALOS)

LΕΑΛRΟSΚΑLΟS, retrograde

ΑΘΕΝΟΔΟΤΟS ΚΑLΟS

ΚΑLΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection in Naples; by 1910: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution