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Drinking cup (kylix)

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This elegant drinking cup has a white ground interior tondo, surrounded by a meander border. The exterior is also painted with white slip, and decorated with black palmettes. There was no figural decoration on this cup in antiquity, but the remains of modern figures (probably nineteenth century)...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; found in MFA basement storage in 1962; September 18, 1963: accessioned by MFA as a gift of Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World