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Cup in the shape of a donkey's head

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This cup mimics the shape of a drinking horn; the body of the vessel is formed in the shape of a bridled mule's head. Above the head the vessel also incorporates the flare of a typical drinking cup. Because it has no base, the liquid must be thoroughly imbibed before it can be set down. The mule...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London: from old collection.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 022.


Length: 25.4 cm (10 in.) Diameter: 12 cm. (4 3/4 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World