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Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 520–500 B.C.
Circle of Euphronios (Euthymides or Oltos) (Greek)


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 121.

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.203

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Head and arms of a youth, probably Eros, holding a wreath. In front of him is the end of a couch and a piece of drapery of the clothing of the person seated there. This fragment would have appeared under the handle of the cup. Six other fragments of this cup are known in museums in London, Vatican City, Florence, and New York. The overall subject depicted may be the birth of Athena.

Inside, a well polished, red slip.

Provenance

By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry 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