Drinking cup (kylix) with Dionysos and a satyr

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 490–480 B.C.
Painter Makron


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 139.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.1 cm (11 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.67

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Dionysos holding a kantharos and a vine, and a satyr pouring from an oinochoë. At the left the inscription “The boy is handsome” (HO PAIS KALOS).
The whole surrounded by a circle decorated with a meander.
Exterior painted black without decoration. Repaired and painted over.

Inscription

HΟΠΑΙSΚΑLΟS

Provenance

According to Caskey and Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, III, p. 31: from Vulci. Formerly in the possession of the Roman dealer, Basseggio; by date unknown: W. S. Bigelow Collection (loaned to MFA in 1877); gift of W. S. Bigelow to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection