Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 520–510 B.C.
the Hermaios Painter, Potter Chachrylion


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 011.

Dimensions

Height: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.); diameter: 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.33

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Bacchante, dancing, profile to left, head turned, holding castanets in both hands. Surrounding the figure inside the tondo, the Greek inscription “Chachrylion made me”. (CHACHRYLION EPOIESEN)

Inscription

Interior:
ΧΑΧΡΥΛΙΟΝ ΕΠΟΙΕΣΕΝ

Signed

Chachrylion made me (CHACHRYLION EPOIESEN)

Provenance

Said to have been found at Arsinoë, ancient Marion in Cyprus, in 1886; by 1888: A. van Branteghem Collection; sold at Van Branteghem auction, Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 30 - June 1, 1892: purchased at the Van Branteghem auction by Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund