Drinking cup (kylix) with a wounded stag (interior)

Greek
Archaic Period
550–545 B.C.
the Tleson Painter, Potter Tleson


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens; Findspot: Vulci

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 092, 3-4; 093, 1.

Dimensions

Height: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.920

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Lip-cup attributed to the Tleson Painter

Interior: A wounded stag (partly restored).

Exterior: Identical Greek inscriptions on each side, between the handles. “Tleson, son of Nearchos, made [it]”. (Tleson ho Nearxo epoiesen)
Black-figure palmettes to the left and right of the inscriptions.

Condition: Repaired with some restoration.

Inscription

"Tleson, the son of Nearchos, made it." (Tleson ho Nearxo epoiesen)
On each side: ΤLΕSΟΝΗΟΝΕΑΡΧΟΕΠΟΙΕΣΕΝ

Provenance

By 1889: Prince Torlonia Collection (excavated at Vulci, 1889: Gsell, Fouilles de Vulci, tomb no. XLIX); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of the] Contents incomplete of an early VIth Cent tomb at Vulci [containing MFA vases 98.901-909, 912-914, 916, 920]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund