Drinking cup (kylix)

Late Archaic Period
around 490 B.C.
Manner of Onesimos

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 079 bis.


Length x Width: 6.4 x 6.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



A. Interior. A woman seated, to right, very intent upon some object she holds in her hands.

B. Exterior. Upper part of a youth leaning on a staff to left and stretching out his left arm towards a girl of whom only the left hand holding a spindle remains. Inscribed in Greek above the arms of the figures, “Handsome” (kalo[s]).




By date unknown: van Branteghem Collection; 1892: auction of the van Branteghem Collection, Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 30-31 and June 1, lot 75; by 1910: with E. P. Warren; 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