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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Cup interior tondo composition: A winged sphinx crouches, facing right. On her head is a wreath of olive leaves. Inscription: "Epilykos is handsome" (E[P]ILUK[OS] KALOS) Exterior side A: The scene is fragmentary. To the left, a winged horse advancing to left. In the center is an ithyphallic...

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"Epilykos is handsome" (E[P]ILUK[OS] KALOS)


By date unknown: Ruspoli Collection at Cervetri according to Caskey-Beazley III, no. 119; by 1910: with Edward Perry Warren [no provenance given in his records]; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230); two additional fragments of the kylix acquired from Prof. Studniczka in 1921 and six more fragments given by Edward Perry Warren in 1921

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, John Michael Rodocanachi Fund, and Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 119.


Height: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.); diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World