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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Cup interior tondo composition: A male figure, draped in a cloak (himation) and wearing shoes, walks toward the left. He is carrying a staff, basket, and wine cup (kylix). Greek inscription in the field "Handsome!" (KA[LO]S). Exterior side A: A maenad (female devotee of Dionysus) sleeps...

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"Handsome!" (KALOS) ΚΑ[LΟ]S


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 138.


Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.) Diameter: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World