Drinking cup (kylix)
Italic, Latin, Faliscan
Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 157.
8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Decoration painted in red.
Interior: Nude youth standing, holding a flat basket.
Exterior: Design has two figures on each side, palmettes etc. largely obliterated.
ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #157 (76.239)
Attributed to the Sokra Group
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.
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
Gift of J. J. Dixwell