Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.
Potter Pamphaios


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.); diameter: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.453

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Nude man in wine vat treading grapes. He clings to a strap above his head to steady himself as he smashes grapes in a great bowl (pithos). The juice ran out through a strainer into a storage jar below.
Along the top of vat the signature: “Pamphaios made [it]” (PANPHAIOS EPO[IESE]N)

The exterior is undecorated.

Inscription

"Pamphaios made [it]" (PANPHAIOS EPO[IESE]N)

Signed

By the Potter: "Pamphaios made [it]" (PANPHAIOS EPO[IESE]N)

Provenance

By 1924: with Edward Perry Warren (according to a January 26, 1925, letter from Frank Gearing with the following provenance provided by Warren: from Vulci); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 4, 1924, for $ 2,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 24.449 -24.453)

Credit Line

Cornelia Prime Lowell Fund