Drinking cup (kylix) with kneeling satyr

Greek
Late Archaic Period or Early Classical Period
about 470 B.C.
Manner of Douris


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 133.

Dimensions

Height: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.) Diameter: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in)

Accession Number

28.476

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: A nude kneeling satyr gesticulates before a high-handled cup (kantharos), which seems to be placed upon an altar or block. He wears a purple diadem. In the field are two ivy leaves and an inscription that reads, “Handsome!” (KALOS)

Inscription

"Handsome!" (KALOS) (above the satyr)

Provenance

By 1928: Denman Waldo Ross Collection (said to be from the Parrish Collection; Cat. Sotheby July 5, 1928, pl. 2); gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, August 21, 1928

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection