Drinking cup (kylix)

Late Archaic Period
about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Interior: A bearded warrior running to left looking back. He carries a round shield on which is a ship’spoon in black. Inscribed (add Greek)
Exterior: Palmettes at either side of the handles, and between them on each side a pair of eyes. Between the eyes A: a nude youth in a Corinthian helmet, shooting an arrow to the right; B. an armed warrior with Argolic shield (device three black balls) jumping or dancing, profile to left.
Severe style. Repaired.
Photograph of missing fragment (in Florence) sent in Beazley, Nov. 26, 1938

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection