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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Offset incurved rim; shallow body; short stem; hollow base. Black paint on yellow clay. Rim fragment missing. On interior: concentric circles and bands. On exterior: A: Ship with boar's head prow. B: Bird between griffin-birds.

Provenance

By 1989: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021 (Sotheby's auction, November 29, 1989, lot 48); purchased at the Sotheby's auction on behalf of MFA by Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022; purchased from Royal-Athena Galleries by MFA (with funds provided by Harold Amos, Mary B. Comstock, Sallie S. Fried, Jonathan H. Kagan, and Josephine L. Murray), December 20, 1989

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Harold Amos, Mary B. Comstock, Sallie S. Fried, Jonathan H. Kagan, and Josephine L. Murray

Greek, Middle Corinthian Period, about 590–570 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H: 0.07 m.; Diameter: about 0.16 m.

Accession Number

1989.677

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels