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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Fragmentary. Interior: Head and feet of a bald headed lyre player led by a boy. He is singing. On the exergue the Greek inscription "Athenodotos is handsome" (ATHENODOTOS KALOS).Right of the lyre player's mouth (SPANIONIEN). Exterior: Youths at play, and two bearded men. Side A: "The boy"...

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Inscription

ΑΘΕΝΟΔΟΤΟS ΚΑLΟS SPΑΝΙΟΝΙΕΝ ΗΟΠΑΙΣ ΗΟ [ΠΑ]ΙΣ

Provenance

By 1910: with E. P. Warren (bought from Bourguignon in Naples; said to come from 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 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 136.

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); diameter without handles: 23.4 cm (9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.193

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels