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Drinking cup (kylix)

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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...

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


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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World