Drinking cup (kylix) with animals in combat
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 2, pl. 098, 3-4; 099, 4.
Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.), diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Band cup. Friezes of animals in combat and Sirens in the areas between the handles. The animals are individually named by inscriptions. Red band below and rim of foot in red; red medallion in inside center.
Side A (left to right): Siren, lion and boar, two leopards and deer, Siren.
Side B: Siren, two lions and bull, leopard and deer, Siren.
Broken and mended with restorations as visible.
By 1961: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 22, May 13, 1961, lot 125); 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 2,977-.
William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2