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Cup or dipper (kyathos)

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Small kyathos with high strap handle. Below lip line of running (or tangential) ovals; two lines; frieze of false spirals (running concentric circles); three lines; base is solid slip. Notes say "Boeotian? about 700? J. Hayes '68." Beazley says no Mycenaean influence as Fairbanks thought...

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By 1882: Edward Robinson Collection (according to his Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Vases, no. 8: purchased in Athens in 1882; found in Attica); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, February 10, 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson

Greek, Late Geometric Period, 725–700 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 259.


7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World