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Drinking cup (kylix)

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The exterior of this cup is painted in coral-red, and the interior is done in white ground. The cup was undecorated in antiquity, but on the interior there are remains of a nineteenth-century drawing, now partly removed. Coral red is what the rare shiny red gloss on the exterior of the cup is...

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By 1897: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift from Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Classical Period, about 460–450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.); diameter 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, white ground and coral red


The Ancient World