Drinking cup (kylix) fragment

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.
Onesimos


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 077.

Dimensions

Length: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.877

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Exterior: lower part of body of athlete with jumping-weight in left hand; leg of another figure.

Interior: Head of youth, and outstretched left arm. Inscribed: “Athenodotos is handsome” (ATH[ENODOTOS] K[ALOS]. ‘Athenodotos’ on the right of his head and ‘Kalos’ on the left in retrograde.

Inscription

Inscribed: "Athenodotos is handsome" (ATH[ENODOTOS] K[ALOS])
LàR

Κ[ΑLΟS] (Retrograde)
ΑΘ[ΕΝΟΔΟΤΟS]

Provenance

According to entry 77 in Caskey-Beazley, part 2: formerly in Hartwig's possession; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund