High-handled cup (kantharos)

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 480–470 B.C.
the Syriskos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.880

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The satyr has a an-shaped beard and pointed ears. Above the molded satyr head on the flaring cup are three figures: a girl and two youths. The girl looks at herself in a mirror, while the boys offer her flower buds. To right of a cylix held by the youth the Greek inscription “greetings” (XAIRETE). On the other side above the female head is a youth reclining on a couch. To right of the left youth’s head the Greek inscription “handsome” (KALOS) and to left of the right youth’s head the Greek inscription “handsome” (KALOS) in retrograde.

Condition: Repaired with minor restoration.

Inscription

XAIRETE
KALOS in retrograde
Above Satyr:
ΧΑΙΡΕΤΕ

Above Woman:
ΚΑΛΟΣ
ΚΑΛΟΣ (in retrograde)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Thebes: from Karditza); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund