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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Between the large eyes, a satyr, stooping, lays hold of vine that fills the field. Beneath each handle is a siren, and around the base of the bowl is a frieze of lions pursuing winged horses and a deer. This "eye-cup" has the paired exterior eyes that give this type of kylix its name. The...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Archaic Period, about 525–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 100, 1-4.

Dimensions

Height: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.784

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels