Drinking cup (kylix)
Late Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.
the Ambrosios Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Overall: 12.5 x 2 cm (4 15/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Tondo of Drinking Cup wth a bearded man with cloak and staff squatting right–he is shown defecating–scatological themes rarely appear on drinking vessels, but were meant to appeal to bawdy humor and reference orgiastic behavior.
Tondo from a kylix, edges trimmed
By date unknown: Edward Perry Warren Collection (according to his records: from Orvieto); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910
Gift of Edward Perry Warren