Drinking cup (kylix) depicting a man holding a basket, a pot and a staff
Late Archaic Period
about 485–480 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 081.
Height: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); diameter: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Interior: A bearded, wreathed man with short, curly hair and a receding forehead and a snub nose, leans over with left knee bent, and carries in his right hand a large cauldron inscribed in Greek “the boy” (HO PAIS) and in his right hand he holds a basket and staff. In field inscribed “the boy is handsome” (HOPAIS KALOS).
Exterior side A: Horse standing beside a tree, a hat of skin hangs on a branch. On either side of the horse ia a youth, one nude, the other wrapped in a himation. The nude boy is holding the horse’s reigns.
Exterior side B: Two horses face to face. A youth between them.
Condition: Side B is much damaged. Considerably restored.
Inscribed: "The boy is handsome" (HO PAIS KALOS); On bucket: "The boy" (HO PAIS)
On the pot in the right hand of the man:
By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought at Chiusi); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund