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Drinking cup (kylix)

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The interior of the cup is decorated with a tondo composition: An archer tests an arrow by feeling of the point. He wears a tunic, which he has pulled down to his waist. His quiver is strapped to him around the shoulder. Below the figure in the space formed by the groundline, known as an...

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By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 337; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 008.


Height: 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.); diameter 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World