Drinking cup (kylix) depicting an athlete cleaning up and his dog
about 480 B.C.
the Brygos Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 028.
Overall: 7.8cm (3 1/16in.) Other (H): 20.6cm (8 1/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Interior decorated with a nude youth holding a strigil; a dog looks up expectantly in the background, a stool with garment draped over it, and two javelins. Framed by a meander border interrupted by crossed panels . Inscribed along the left margin, behind the youth’s back: “The boy” (HOPAIS), on the right, above the dog: “Is handsome” (KALOS).
"The boy is handsome" (on interior) "pais kalos"
By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund