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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: Youth reclining on couch, playing kottabos. Exterior side A: Youth with staff, youth with lyre, bearded man. Exterior side B: Bearded man, youth with lyre youth with staff. Illegible inscriptions. [Label text]: The exterior of this kylix depicts a symposium scene with men of varying...

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By date unknown: Thomas G. Appleton Collection (purchased from Alessandro Castellani and said to be from Capua); gift of Thomas G. Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World