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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: Within tondo composition formed by a circular meander pattern, an ithyphallic satyr, with frontal body and frontal right leg, is seated on an overturned amphora. His ivy wreath and part of his impressive beard have been added in purple. Inscribed in Greek: "Leagros is handsome"...

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Inscribed: "Leagros is handsome" (LEAGROS KALOS) in retrograde, "Athenodotos is handsome" (ATHENODOTOS KALOS); On the amphora: "Handsome" (KALOS) LΕΑΛRΟSΚΑLΟS, retrograde ΑΘΕΝΟΔΟΤΟS ΚΑLΟS ΚΑLΟS


By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection in Naples; by 1910: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 074.


Height: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.); diameter: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World