Fragmentary drinking cup (kylix) with man vomiting

Late Archaic Period
about 490–480 B.C.
the Brygos Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 023.


Length (max.): 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



Within a meander border on the interior of a cup, a bearded man wearing a cloak (himation), a wreath, and holding a staff in his hand, bends over a bowl into which he is vomiting. The vomit is rendered in added purple, indicating the excessive wine he has drunk.


By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Naples); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution