Drinking cup (kylix)
Italic, Latin, Faliscan
Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 158.
3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Painted in Six’s technique.
Interior: nude youth with a fillet and a mantle in his outspread arms.
Exterior: lower part of two draped facing figures on each side, palmettes and scrolls.
ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #158 (76.828)
Attributed to the Sokra Group (Pianu)
The decoration is in added red, with incised details in the figure.
Interior: A nude youth stands frontally, looking to his right. He holds a fillet in his right hand and a mantle in his left. He wears a headband. A stylized wreath composed of chevrons and dots and framed by double stripes surrounds the tondo.
A and B: On either side are the lower parts of two draped youths facing one another. There are palmettes and scrolling tendrils on the handle sides, between the pairs of figures. The groundline is a double stripe.
According to the MFA file card: probably deaccessioned from a public collection in Chiusi in 1875 and purchased by John James Dixwell; gift of John James Dixwell to MFA, 1876; accessioned by MFA, September 23, 1992
Gift of John James Dixwell