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Drinking cup (kylix)

Pale reddish clay, covered with dull reddish glaze, except for a band on line with handles. Below this line conventional decoration, with details in purple and white. Repaired with slight restoration.


By 1889: Prince Torlonia Collection (excavated at Vulci, 1889: Gsell, Fouilles de Vulci, tomb no. XLIX); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of the] Contents incomplete of an early VIth Cent tomb at Vulci [containing MFA vases 98.901-909, 912-914, 916, 920]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.


Vulci, Etruria, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 443.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World