Drinking cup (Little Master kylix) with man riding on Hippalektryon

Greek
Archaic Period
about 545–530 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Accession Number

2001.174

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule