Drinking cup (kylix) with animals in combat

Archaic Period
550–540 B.C.
The Neandros Painter, Potter Neandros

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 098, 3-4; 099, 4.


Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.), diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Band cup. Friezes of animals in combat and Sirens in the areas between the handles. The animals are individually named by inscriptions. Red band below and rim of foot in red; red medallion in inside center.
Side A (left to right): Siren, lion and boar, two leopards and deer, Siren.
Side B: Siren, two lions and bull, leopard and deer, Siren.
Broken and mended with restorations as visible.


By 1961: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 22, May 13, 1961, lot 125); 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 2,977-.

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2