Drinking cup (kylix)

Late Archaic period
about 500 B.C.
Onesimos, Formerly attributed to Panaitios Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 076.


Diameter: 23.6 cm (9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Interior tondo of cup fragment: A nude archer, wearing leopard-skin cap, stands to right testing an arrow. A bow hangs from his left forarm and a quiver is slung around him. Before him a similar archer squats, stringing his bow. His quiver hangs to the left of the picture. Both archers wear leopard-skin foreign caps, but they might still be Greeks.

Inscribed inside: “Athenodotos is handsome” (ATHEN[ODOTOS] KALOS)

Exterior: Youths holding halteres for jumping and practicing with javelins.

The cup was attributed to the painter Onesimos by Hartwig.


Inscribed inside: "Athenodotos is handsome" (ATHEN[ODOTOS] KALOS)


By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection at Naples; by 1910: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: 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)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution