Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
end of 6th century B.C.
the Eleusis Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 071.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.196

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: A hoplite and an archer in Asiatic costume kneeling to left. Greek inscription ‘Leagros is handsome.’ In field at left of the hoplite, the word ‘handsome’ (KALOS), and at right of the archer the word ‘Legaros’ ([LEAGR]OS in retrograde.

Exterior side A: Battle scene with four figures.

Exterior side B: Two youths with horses. Rear view of one horse. At the right of its rear, the Greek inscription ‘Leagros’ ([L]EAGROS].

Inscription

Inscribed: "[L]eagros is handsome" (inside), "Leagros"

(From Left to Right)
ΚΑLΟS
[?LΕΑΛΡ]ΟS retr.

Exterior Side B: [L]ΕΑΛRΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection; by 1910: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have come from Cumae); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution