Drinking cup (kylix) with seated sphinx

Greek
Archaic Period
about 540 B.C.
Near the Tleson Painter


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis; Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 109, 13; Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 357.2.

Dimensions

Width: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.591

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Part of the center of a kylix, seated sphinx, red, white, and blue on the wing, surrounded by a “Starbornament” alternately red and black. Bottom pierced by three holes.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription