Two-handled drinking cup (skyphos) with pygmies

Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 564.

Dimensions

20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.534

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Boiotian (Kabirion); Side A: A pygmy offering a horn of wine to a goat.
Side B: A pygmy with a stick about to fight with a crane.
Vines and bunches of grapes are drawn around the lip of the vase.

Slightly restored.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund