Drinking cup (kylix)

Classical Period
about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Not On View


The Ancient World



This elegant drinking cup has a white ground interior tondo, surrounded by a meander border. The exterior is also painted with white slip, and decorated with black palmettes. There was no figural decoration on this cup in antiquity, but the remains of modern figures (probably nineteenth century) are visible on both the exterior and interior tondo.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; found in MFA basement storage in 1962; September 18, 1963: accessioned by MFA as a gift of Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren