Drinking cup (kylix)

Italic, Latin, Faliscan
Classical Period
375–350 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 157.

Dimensions

8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.239

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Decoration painted in red.
Interior: Nude youth standing, holding a flat basket.
Exterior: Design has two figures on each side, palmettes etc. largely obliterated.
Partially restored.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #157 (76.239)
Kylix
Probably Faliscan
Attributed to the Sokra Group
375-350 B.C.
The decoration is in added red, with incised details in the figures.
Interior: A nude youth stands frontally, his head turned to look at the phiale in his outstretched right hand. The circular frame consists of groups of four linked maeanders to right alternating with cross-squares.
A and B: On either side are two nude youths; on side B only their lower legs remain. There are palmettes and scrolling tendrils around the handles. On the reserved bottom of the foot there are two small concentric circles in the center and another circular stripe near the edge.
Compare Pianu, Sovradipinte, pl. 3, no. 3.

Provenance

By 1875: in a public collection in Chiusi; sold at public sale in Florence to J. J. Dixwell; gift of J. J. Dixwell to MFA, March 1876

Credit Line

Gift of J. J. Dixwell