Drinking cup (Little Master kylix) with man riding on Hippalektryon
about 545–530 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Fragmentary Lip Cup. Interior: man riding to right on a winged horse with bird’s tail and feet. (Hippalektryon). Tongue pattern in borders around. Added red used for man’s chest, for the body of the “bird” (parts), and for the alternating tongues.
Exterior: palmettes flanking handles. Inscribed: (in Greek) “Kr…es painted it”.
Condition: Eleven fragments.
By 1970: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (probably from the Swiss art market); loaned by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, October 1, 1970 (loan number 168.1970); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule
Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule