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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: An ithyphallic, balding satyr, with a horse's tail and human feet, wears leopard skin and carries a stalk of fennel, both common attributes of the followers of Dionysus, the god of wine. He dances to the right, with his head turned back. The Greek inscription: "Handsome!" (KALOS)...

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Inscription

Inscription: "Handsome!" (KALOS) (in retrograde by the satyr's head) ΚΑΛΟ[S] in retrograde by the satyr's head.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Cerveteri.); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490–480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 027.

Dimensions

Length: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.) Diameter: 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in)

Accession Number

13.95

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels