Drinking cup (kylix)
Late Archaic Period
about 520–500 B.C.
Circle of Euphronios (Euthymides or Oltos) (Greek)
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 121.
Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
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.
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)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution