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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Identical Greek inscriptions on the exterior of sides A and B, between the handles: "Tleson, son of Nearchos, made [it]". Black-figure palmettes to the left and right of the inscriptions. Handles partly restored.

Inscription

Sides A and B: ΤLΕSΟΝΗΟΝΕΑΡXOEΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Signed

"Tleson the son of Nearchos made it"

Provenance

By 1892: Martin Brimmer Collection (purchased in Berlin in 1892); gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, September 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–525 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 093, 4; 094, 1-2.

Dimensions

13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

92.2655

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels