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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: Hetaira and Satyr. Exterior Side A: Rape of Cassandra by Ajax may be interpreted as a comic scene. A calm Cassandra hides behind an altar from Ajax's attack. Athena rushes to her aid from the right, bearing a shield while an old woman (Hecabe?) pulls at Ajax's bottom from the left. ...

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1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Italy, 1898); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height x diameter: 11.1 x 32.6 cm (4 3/8 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World