Drinking cup (kylix) depicting an athlete with discus
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 125.
Overall: 9.5 x 35 cm (3 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.) Diameter of vessel: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)
Interior: Youth about to throw diskos. Jumping weights (halteres) hang in the field and a large pickax balances within the tondo behind the athlete. At left is a Greek inscription, “Douris painted it” (DORIS EGRAPHSEN).
Exterior side A: Three warriors fighting: middle one wears a sun-hat (petasos).
Inscribed in Greek: “Chairestratos is pretty” ([XAI]REST[RA]TOS KALOS).
Exterior side B: Three warriors fighting: middle one wears a helmet.
Inscribed in Greek: “Chairestratos is pretty” (X[AI]RESTRATO[S] KALOS).
Under side of foot has graffiti: letters alpha and upsilon.
Condition: Repaired with slight restorations.
"Douris painted it" (on interior) (DORIS EGRAPHSEN); "Chairestratos is pretty" (twice, on exterior) (XAIRESTRATOS KALOS)
Exterior Side A: [ΧΑΙ]RΕΣΤRΑΤΟΣΚΑLΟΣ
Exterior Side B: Χ[ΑΙR]ΕΣΤRΑΤΟ[Σ]ΚΑLΟΣ
Under Foot: A... Y
Douris drew it (DORIS EGRAPHSEN)
By 1878: Count Bruschi Collection, Tarquinia; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bruschi Collection); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund