Drinking cup (kylix) with man painting a head

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 510 B.C.
the Ambrosios Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 15/16 x 9 5/8 in. (7.5 x 24.4 cm)

Accession Number

68.292

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A young sculptor or apprentice in a workshop paints a small male head - behind him on a shelf a similar head, already painted, has been set to dry. These clay heads are most likely meant to be plastic (molded) vessels, such as drinking cups or oil flasks in the shape of heads, which are common. The exterior is undecorated.

Condition: burned gray. Fragmentary.

Provenance

By 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 12, 1968

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund