Drinking cup (kylix) depicting an athlete cleaning up and his dog

Greek
Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
the Brygos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 028.

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8cm (3 1/16in.) Other (H): 20.6cm (8 1/8in.)

Accession Number

01.8038

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior decorated with a nude youth holding a strigil; a dog looks up expectantly  in the background, a stool with garment draped over it, and two javelins. Framed by a meander border interrupted by crossed panels . Inscribed along the left margin, behind the youth’s back: “The boy” (HOPAIS), on the right, above the dog: “Is handsome” (KALOS).

Exterior undecorated.

Inscription

"The boy is handsome" (on interior) "pais kalos"

ΗΟΠΑΙS ΚΑLΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund