Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
the Antiphon Painter


Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 144.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.199

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior:
Greek inscription on exergue in brown lettering “Laches is handsome” (LAXES KALOS).

Greek inscription in field at the edge of the tondo, “Nikostratos is handsome” (NIKOSTRATOS KALOS). The inscription begins above the donkey’s foot, and its ears intervene between the letters Tau and Rho.

Exterior:
 Undecorated.

Inscription

Inscriptions: "Laches is handsome" (LAXES KALOS); "Nikostratos is handsome" (NIKOSTRATOS KALOS)
LΑΧΕS ΚΑLΟS

ΝΙΚΟSΤΡΑΤΟS ΚΑΛΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by E. P. Warren from the Bourguignon Collection (according to Warren's records: bought from Bourguignon in Naples. 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