"Lip cup" (kylix)
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 2, pl. 092, 1-2; 093, 3.
Height: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); diameter: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Exterior: Sides A and B exhibit the same design. The design has three registers. In the center of the upper register a hen faces right with an open beak. The middle register contains the signature of the potter, ‘Hermogenes made it’ (HERMOGENES EPOIESEN). This area is in line with the base of the cup’s handles and enframed by palmettes (one on either side). The bottom register is colored black.
Sides A and B:
HERMOGENES MADE IT
By 1888: A. van Branteghem Collection (said to have been found at Gela [Terranova] in Sicily); 1892: Hotel Drouot sale of van Branteghem Collection, May 30-31 and June 1, Paris, lot 9; by 1894: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund