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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Fragment of kylix center. A bearded and wreathed satyr pursuing a maenad, clad in a panther-skin. She raises her right hand to ward him off and holds a snake in her left hand. Inscribed, "Epilykos"


Inscribed, "Epilykos"


Said to have been in the possession of the Roman dealer Martinetti, in or before 1896; by 1896: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought from Rome, March 1896); 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)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 520–505 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 120.


Length: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World