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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Cup Interior: This scene most likely takes place during the typical drinking party known as a symposium. A bearded and wreathed man reclines on a kline with a striped cushion. He wears a cloak (himation) draped around him. There is a small table beside him. He holds a kylix in one hand and...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490–480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 141; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 126.


Height: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.) Diameter: 33.2 cm (13 1/16)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World