User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Drinking cup (kylix)

Start collecting

Interior: Greek inscription on exergue in brown lettering "Laches is handsome" (LAXES KALOS). Greek inscription in field at the edge of the tondo, "Nikostratos is handsome" (NIKOSTRATOS KALOS). The inscription begins above the donkey's foot, and its ears intervene between the letters Tau and...

Show Full Description

Inscription

Inscriptions: "Laches is handsome" (LAXES KALOS); "Nikostratos is handsome" (NIKOSTRATOS KALOS) LΑΧΕS ΚΑLΟS ΝΙΚΟSΤΡΑΤΟS ΚΑΛΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by E. P. Warren from the Bourguignon Collection (according to Warren's records: bought from Bourguignon in Naples. 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 or Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 144.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.199

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels