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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: A youth wearing a short cloak (chlamys), and boots runs to the right. He also wears a pointed hat (pilos) with a chin-strap. Under the strap the beginnings of a beard (ioulos) is visible. He carries a spear, and has a sword strapped to him around his shoulder. Greek inscription "Lykos...

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"Lykos is handsome" (LUKOS [KAL]OS) LUKOΣ [KA]LOΣ


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. Bourguignon's label [on the vase to indicate provenience]: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480–470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 145.


Height: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.) Diameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World