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Drinking cup (kylix)

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On this large cup the interior tondo composition has two men dancing; one plays the double pipe. The other dances with his walking stick. A flute case hangs on the wall on the right. Inside the surrounding circle the inscription "Euphronios made [it]" (EUPHRONIOSEPIESEN) (in retrograde) and...

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"Euphronios made [it]" (EUPHRONIOS EPOIESEN) "Panaitios is pretty" (PANAITIOS KALOS) (twice) "The boy is prettey" (KALOS HO PAIS) Interior: ΕVΦRΟΝΙΟΣΕΠΙΕΣΕΝ (retrograde) Right of right man’s forehead: ΚΑLΟSΗΟΠΑΙS A: (retrograde) ΠΑΝΑΙΤΙΟΣ ΚΑLΟΣ B: ΠΑΝΑΙΤΙΟS ΚΑLΟS On pointed amphora: [ΗΟΠ]ΑΙS


"Euphronios made [it]" (EUPHRONIOS EPOPIESEN)


According to Gerhard (Bull. 1830, p. 233) the vase was found by Pietro Saveri in a property of his, three miles from Viterbo; date unknown: acquired from the dealer De Dominicis by the Rev. J. and Mrs. [Elizabeth Caroline] Hamilton Gray; from 1855 to 1887: deposited with the Hamilton Gray collection in the Museum of Bethnal Green, London; 1887: acquired by A. van Branteghem; 1892: Hotel Drouot auction of van Branteghem Collection, May 30-31 and June 1, Paris, no. 52; purchased at the van Branteghem auction by Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 490–480 B.C.


Viterbo, Lazio, Italy (said to have been found near)

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 079.


Height: 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.) Diameter: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World