Fragment of drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.
the Euergides Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 012.

Dimensions

Length (max.): 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.214

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior of cup, part of tondo composition:
A nude youth, wreathed, bending over a shallow washing basin (louterion) set on a low column with Ionic capital. He has plunged his right hand into it to test the temperature of the water, while with a small jug in his left hand he is dipping up more water from a basin on the ground. The ground line is reserved; and the picture is bordered by a reserved circle. In the field at right, three letters of a Greek inscription, probably [P]AIS. Only the alpha is completely preserved.

Inscription

[Π]ΑΙS

Provenance

By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Corneto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution