Drinking cup (kylix)

Greek
Archaic Period
545–540 B.C.
The Xenokles Painter, Potter Xenokles


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 096, 1-2; 097, 1.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11 x 15.2 cm (4 5/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

95.18

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Sphinx seated, profile to right, head turned back, lotus bud underneath.

Exterior:
Side A: Small group, two centaurs fighting.
Side B: a panther and fawn.
Under each group the Greek inscription “XSENOKLES MADE IT.” (XSENOKLES:EPOIESEN)

Inscription

Sides A and B:
ΧSΕΝΟΚLΕS:ΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Signed

XSENOKLES:EPOIESEN
ΧSΕΝΟΚLΕS:ΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Provenance

Said to have been from the Ruspoli excavations at Cerveteri in 1833-34 and the Ruspoli Collection; by 1888: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of van Branteghem Collection, May 30-31 and June 1, Paris, no. 8: found at Caere); 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