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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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Provenance

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

Accession Number

1986.512

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels