Drinking cup (kylix) depicting scenes from a symposium

Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
the Foundry Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 032.


Height: 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.); diameter 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



Interior: Man and youth on couch. Greek inscription in the field. Above the figures “The boy” (HO PAIS), below, ” (is) handsome, (is) handsome” (KALOS, KALOS).

Exterior side A: Youths and men on couches with nude boys as pourers. Greek inscription “The boy is handsome” (HO PAIS KALOS) above the figures.

Exterior side B: Bearded man and two youths on couches. Greek inscription “The boy is handsome” above the figures (HO PAIS KALOS).


Interior: above - ΗΟΠΑΙS; below - ΚΑLΟS ΚΑLΟS

Exterior Side A: ΗΟΠΑΙS ΚΑLΟS

Exterior Side B: ΗΟΠΑΙS ΚΑLΟS


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund