Drinking cup (kylix)

Late Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.
the Poseidon Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Height: 12.7 cm (5 in.); diameter 33.2 cm (13 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Interior: Young athlete running profile to right, face turned to left. Carries two javelins in his left hand, and in his right a jumping weight. Surrounding the figure a meaningless inscription.
Exterior side A: Dionysus mounted on a donkey, attended by three satyrs and two nymphs. One satyr runs behind, holding Dionysus’ high-handled cup (kantharos) and a large wine-bag.
Exterior side B: Satyrs pursuing nymphs who look back; six figures. Meaningless inscriptions among the figures.


Meaningless inscriptions (on interior and exterior)


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (said to come from Italy); 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