Drinking cup (kylix) with women and a youth draping themselves with mantles
about 430 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 161.
Overall: 8.7 x 22.7 cm (3 7/16 x 8 15/16 in.) Width (max): 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Interior: Draped youth holding out an egg over an altar.
Exterior:Two women and a youth appear in various stages of arranging their mantles (himatia) while conversing.
According to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, part 3, p. 67: by date unknown: with Alessandro Castellani (see Notice 1865, p. 32, no. 49 and Cat. 1866, no. 109); later in the Paravey collection (sale cat. 1879, no. 90: "from Magna Graecia"); by date unknown in the collection of Dr. B et de M. C. (sold in Paris 19-21 mars 1910, no. 182, pl. 21); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 6, 1921 for $ 260.00
John Michael Rodocanachi Fund