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Drinking cup (kylix)

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A. Interior. A woman seated, to right, very intent upon some object she holds in her hands. B. Exterior. Upper part of a youth leaning on a staff to left and stretching out his left arm towards a girl of whom only the left hand holding a spindle remains. Inscribed in Greek above the arms of...

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By date unknown: van Branteghem Collection; 1892: auction of the van Branteghem Collection, Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 30-31 and June 1, lot 75; by 1910: with E. P. Warren; 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 Period, around 490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 079 bis.


Length x Width: 6.4 x 6.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World