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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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Inscription

"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

Signed

"Euphronios made [it]" (EUPHRONIOS EPOPIESEN)

Provenance

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.

Findspot

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

95.27

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels