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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Fragments of a lip-cup, signed by Tleson the son of Nearchos as Potter. (add Greek) Palmettes under surviving handle. Interior: two reserved, concentric circles in center. (Fell to pieces along old cracks on July 29, 1987)


According to CVA Boston 2: from Vulci; by date unknown: Christoph Clairmont Collection; by 1962: gift of Christoph Clairmont to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA,

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 093, 5; 094, 3-4.


13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World