Drinking cup (kylix)

Late Archaic Period
end of 6th century B.C.
the Eleusis Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 071.


Diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Interior: A hoplite and an archer in Asiatic costume kneeling to left. Greek inscription ‘Leagros is handsome.’ In field at left of the hoplite, the word ‘handsome’ (KALOS), and at right of the archer the word ‘Legaros’ ([LEAGR]OS in retrograde.

Exterior side A: Battle scene with four figures.

Exterior side B: Two youths with horses. Rear view of one horse. At the right of its rear, the Greek inscription ‘Leagros’ ([L]EAGROS].


Inscribed: "[L]eagros is handsome" (inside), "Leagros"
(From Left to Right)
[?LΕΑΛΡ]ΟS retr.

Exterior Side B: [L]ΕΑΛRΟS


By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection; by 1910: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have come from Cumae); 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