"Lip cup" (kylix)

Greek
Archaic Period
550–545 B.C.
Potter Hermogenes


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 092, 1-2; 093, 3.

Dimensions

Height: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); diameter: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

95.17

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Exterior: Sides A and B exhibit the same design. The design has three registers. In the center of the upper register a hen faces right with an open beak. The middle register contains the signature of the potter, ‘Hermogenes made it’ (HERMOGENES EPOIESEN). This area is in line with the base of the cup’s handles and enframed by palmettes (one on either side). The bottom register is colored black.

Inscription

Sides A and B:
ΗΕΡΜΟΓΕΝΕSΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Signed

HERMOGENES MADE IT

ΗΕΡΜΟΓΕΝΕSΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Provenance

By 1888: A. van Branteghem Collection (said to have been found at Gela [Terranova] in Sicily); 1892: Hotel Drouot sale of van Branteghem Collection, May 30-31 and June 1, Paris, lot 9; by 1894: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund