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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: A nude man with chin beard stands with his knotted staff in his right hand. With his left hand he holds one end of his himation which passes behind him and hangs on his right arm. Red fillets hang from his head. Two circles form the border. Inscribed: "The boy is handsome" ([HO PA]IS...

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Inscribed: "The boy is handsome" ([HO PA]IS KALOS)


By 1897: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: bought from Rome, January 4th, 1897); 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 485–480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 080.


Diameter: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World