Drinking cup (kylix)
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
the Antiphon Painter
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 144.
Diameter: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek inscription on exergue in brown lettering “Laches is handsome” (LAXES KALOS).
Greek inscription in field at the edge of the tondo, “Nikostratos is handsome” (NIKOSTRATOS KALOS). The inscription begins above the donkey’s foot, and its ears intervene between the letters Tau and Rho.
Inscriptions: "Laches is handsome" (LAXES KALOS); "Nikostratos is handsome" (NIKOSTRATOS KALOS)
By date unknown: purchased by E. P. Warren from the Bourguignon Collection (according to Warren's records: bought from Bourguignon in Naples. From 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