Drinking cup (kylix)
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 074.
Height: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.); diameter: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Interior: Within tondo composition formed by a circular meander pattern, an ithyphallic satyr, with frontal body and frontal right leg, is seated on an overturned amphora. His ivy wreath and part of his impressive beard have been added in purple.
Inscribed in Greek: “Leagros is handsome” (LEAGROS KALOS) (in retrograde on the left), “Athenodotos is handsome” (ATHENODOTOS KALOS) (above and below the satyr’s arm on the right); On the amphora below him: “Handsome” (KALOS).
Exterior is undecorated.
Condition: Broken and repaired.
Inscribed: "Leagros is handsome" (LEAGROS KALOS) in retrograde, "Athenodotos is handsome" (ATHENODOTOS KALOS); On the amphora: "Handsome" (KALOS)
By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection in Naples; by 1910: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution