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Drinking cup (kylix)

Droop cup. Side A: Seven youths, some nude, some in cloaks (himatia), flanking a seated man. Side B: Seated man flanked by 5 youths and Hermes (or herald), and there are sphinxes by the handles. A Droop cup is a type of kylix with a distinctive profile and with figure decoration confined to...

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By 1979: with Christie's (International) S.A., 8 Place de la Taconnerie, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland (auction, Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva, May 5, 1979, lot 50); by 1986: with Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1, England (Sotheby's auction, July 14, 1986, lot 388); purchased by MFA from Sotheby's, Sept. 17, 1986

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550–540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World