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Drinking cup (kylix) with man painting a head

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A young sculptor or apprentice in a workshop paints a small male head - behind him on a shelf a similar head, already painted, has been set to dry. These clay heads are most likely meant to be plastic (molded) vessels, such as drinking cups or oil flasks in the shape of heads, which are common....

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By 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 12, 1968

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height x width: 2 15/16 x 9 5/8 in. (7.5 x 24.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World