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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: Peleus and Thetis. Meaningless inscriptions in the tondo. Repaired with some restoration. [Label text]: A scene of abduction has been illustrated on this drinking-cup. The young man may be Peleus, carrying off the sea nymph Thetis.


Meaningless inscriptions.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to have been discovered at Cervetri) (MFA file card: said to be from Corneto); 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, Classical Period, about 460–450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World