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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Cup Interior tondo composition: A small nude boy is fishing as he crouches on a rocky ledge. He holds a woven bag in his left hand, and has a fish on the line. There is also a trap, shown under water, probably for the octopus hiding behind the rock. Above are the Greek letters: "P" "A"...

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Interior: letters Π, Α, S. A: ΚΡΑΤΕSΕLΕΟ B: ΕΑΚΕΑSΕ


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.); diameter: 27.7 cm (10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World