Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 490–480 B.C.
the Foundry Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 027.

Dimensions

Length: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.) Diameter: 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in)

Accession Number

13.95

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: An ithyphallic, balding satyr, with a horse’s tail and human feet, wears leopard skin and carries a stalk of fennel, both common attributes of the followers of Dionysus, the god of wine. He dances to the right, with his head turned back. The Greek inscription: “Handsome!” (KALOS) written in retrograde script near the satyr’s head.

Exterior: undecorated

Inscription

Inscription: "Handsome!" (KALOS) (in retrograde by the satyr's head)
ΚΑΛΟ[S]
in retrograde by the satyr's head.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Cerveteri.); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren