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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Cup interior tondo composition: A bearded, nude man appears to be dancing around a wine cup (kylix), much like the one on which this image appears. The context of this dance is the drinking party known as the symposium. To the left is a couch (kline) upon which his clothes lay. Above the man's...

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Inscription

"Douris painted it" (DORIS EGRAPHSEN) ΔΟRΙSΕΓRΑΦΣΕΝ

Signed

Douris painted it (DORIS EGRAPHSEN)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 126; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 100.

Dimensions

Height: 10.1 cm (4 in.); diameter: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.930

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels