Drinking cup (kylix) with women and a youth draping themselves with mantles

Classical Period
about 430 B.C.
Calliope Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Gallery 212A-B


The Ancient World



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

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund