Drinking cup (kylix) with symposium scenes

Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
the Euaion Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 045.


Overall: 12.3cm (4 13/16in.) Other (H): 30.5cm (12in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Ancient Greece: Dionysos & Symposium Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



Interior: Man with kylix, youth with oinochoe.
Exterior side A: Youth with oinochoe; man with kylix; another youth and a man.
Exterior side B: Youth with lyre, man dancing, man with skyphos, youth, man.
Injured by breaks. Base does not belong.

[Label text]:
Painted on this kylix is a typical symposium scene. Young and older men alike dance to music played on a lyre. Some men hold drinking cups and a youth with an oinochoe stands by a krater, ready to supply his fellow revelers with more wine. On the interior of the cup are a man with a kylix and a youth with an oinochoe.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (According to Warren's records: Bought by a friend in S. Maria di Capua.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund