Drinking cup (kylix)

Classical Period
about 460–450 B.C.
Workshop of Sotades

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.); diameter 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, white ground and coral red

Not On View


The Ancient World



The exterior of this cup is painted in coral-red, and the interior is done in white ground. The cup was undecorated in antiquity, but on the interior there are remains of a nineteenth-century drawing, now partly removed.

Coral red is what the rare shiny red gloss on the exterior of the cup is called. The occurrence of the gloss is very significant.


By 1897: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift from Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren