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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Cup interior tondo composition: Two nude male figures seated on a couch. The one on the right plays double flutes. He has distinctive features: a receding hairline, sideburns, and a small mustache and goatee. The one on the left is younger: his beard is just coming in. He is leaning over on the...

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Inscribed: "Epidromos is handsome" (EPIDROMOS KALOS) ΕΠΙΔΡΟΜΟS ΚΑLΟS


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection; by 1901: purchased by E. P. Warren from Alfred Bourguignon (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon label [on the vase] Orvieto); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510–500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 073.


Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); diameter: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World