Drinking cup (kylix)

Early Classical Period
about 480–470 B.C.
the Antiphon Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 145.


Height: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.) Diameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Archaic Greece Gallery (Gallery 113)


The Ancient World



Interior: A youth wearing a short cloak (chlamys), and boots runs to the right. He also wears a pointed hat (pilos) with a chin-strap. Under the strap the beginnings of a beard (ioulos) is visible. He carries a spear, and has a sword strapped to him around his shoulder. Greek inscription “Lykos is handsome” (LUKOS [KAL]OS) in the field. The word LUKOS on one side of the youth’s head, and the word [KALOS on the other.

Exterior is undecorated.

Condition: Repaired with large restorations.


"Lykos is handsome" (LUKOS [KAL]OS)


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon. Bourguignon's label [on the vase to indicate provenience]: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund