Drinking cup (kylix) with Dionysos and a satyr
Late Archaic Period
about 490–480 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 139.
Diameter: 28.1 cm (11 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
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.
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
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection