Siana cup (kylix)

Archaic Period
about 540 B.C.
The Heidelberg Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 086.


Height: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Interior: Two nude, bearded wrestlers. Tongue border.
Exterior: Four nude youths holding spears in right hand, ride to left. Eagle flies to left in field behind last horseman.

Condition: Largely overpainted and restored.


By 1966: with Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd., 8 King Street, St. James's, London, SW 1, England (auction, May 3, lot 143); by 1967: with D. J. Crowther Ltd., 76 New Bond Street, London, W.1, List 1, no. 10; purchased by Charles Lipson from D. J. Crowther Ltd.; by 1969: purchased by George Warton from Charles Lipson; purchased by MFA from George Warton, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund