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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: Forepart of horse and rider to left. Below rider the Greek name Oripos is inscribed in retrograde: "Oripos" (ORIPOS). Exterior: Sides A and B have identical Greek inscriptions: "Xenokles made (it)" (XSENOKLES : EPOIESEN). The Inscriptions are between the bases of the handles and...

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Interior: ΟΡΙΠΟS in retrograde. Handle zone: A: ΧSΕΝΟΚLΕS:ΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ B: ΧSΕΝΟΚLΕS:ΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ


Said to be from the excavations of Broccardi in 1874 at Orvieto; by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 545–540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 096, 3-4; 097, 2.


Height x diameter: 9.2 x 13.3 cm (3 5/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World