Drinking cup (kylix) with Dionysiac scenes

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C.
the Telephos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 157.

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.); diameter: 22.7 cm (8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.30

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Dionysos, holding a panther, walking to right and looking back at an altar. In field a flower and the inscription “handsome” (KALOI).

Exterior: Satyrs and bacchantes, three on each side. All wear leopard skins. Meaningless inscription between the satyr with his arms open and maenad pointing a weapon at him (SL

Inscription

Interior: ΚΑLΟΙ

Exterior: SL<SS meaningless inscription

Provenance

By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); 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