Drinking cup (kylix) with woman washing at a basin (louterion)
Early Classical Period
about 470 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 131.
Height: 75 cm (29 1/2 in.) Diameter: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)
Interior: a woman in a dress (chiton), cloak (himation) and hair cloth (sakkos) washing her hands in a flat basin (louterion). In field, the end of a couch, vessel on floor, and goatskin hanging in background.
Inscribed, “The girl is pretty” (HE PAIS KALE)
Condition: Repaired with slight restorations.
"The girl is pretty" (HE PAIS KALE)
By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in 1894. . . . From Civita Castellana.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund