Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500–490 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 136.

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); diameter without handles: 23.4 cm (9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.193

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragmentary.

Interior: Head and feet of a bald headed lyre player led by a boy. He is singing. On the exergue the Greek inscription “Athenodotos is handsome” (ATHENODOTOS KALOS).Right of the lyre player’s mouth (SPANIONIEN).

Exterior: Youths at play, and two bearded men.
Side A: “The boy” (HOPAIS)
Side B: “The boy” (HO[PA]IS)

Inscription

ΑΘΕΝΟΔΟΤΟS ΚΑLΟS

SPΑΝΙΟΝΙΕΝ

ΗΟΠΑΙΣ

ΗΟ [ΠΑ]ΙΣ

Provenance

By 1910: with E. P. Warren (bought from Bourguignon in Naples; said to come from 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