Drinking cup (kylix) depicting a man and a warrior-acrobat

Archaic Period
about 530 B.C.
The Top-Band Stemless Group

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 106, 1-3.


Height: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.); diameter: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



On each side, between two “eyes,” an armored jumper upside-down before his companion or trainer. On one side, a mound under the jumper.
Interior: erased Gorgoneion - traces of incision visible.

Eye-Cup (Hybrid)


By 1966: with Sotheby & Co., 34 and 35 New Bond Street, London W1 (auction, April 4, lot 157); by 1967: with D. J. Crowther, Ltd., List 1, no. 9; purchased from D. J. Crowther by Charles S. Lipson; gift of Charles S. Lipson to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Charles S. Lipson