Kyathos

Greek
Archaic Period
about 530–520 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height (max): 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1074

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Thracian warrior wearing a boldly patterned cloak and a foxskin (?) cap and carrying a “pelta” shield strides to right with head turned back, between prophylactic eyes. Warriors in Greek armor either side of the high handle, which has a palmette in relief and conical finial at highest point. Broken and mended.

Provenance

Edward George Spencer-Churchill (b. 1876 - d. 1964), Northwick Park, England; June 21-23, 1965, Northwick Park collection sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 320, sold to "Banks". July 1, 1969, sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 84, to Landon T. Clay, Boston; 1969, gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 23, 1969)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay