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Drinking cup (kylix) with Achilles and Hektor battling

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Interior: Youth seated on rock and bearded man standing. Inscribed in Greek above the youth's head Fanas (FANAS) and above the man's head Empedion (EMPEDION). Exterior side A: Hector pursued by Achilles. Inscribed in Greek to the right of Hector's head [HEK]TOR, and to the left of Achilles'...

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Interior: ΦΑΝΑS ΕΜΠΕΔΙΟΝ Exterior Side A: [ΗΕΚ]ΤΟΡ ΑΧΙΛΛΕΥ[S] [Ι]L[Ι]ΟΝ Exterior Side B: ΠPI[A]M[OS] [ΗΕΚΑ]ΒΕ [Α]ΘΕΝΑ[ΙΑ]


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (said to have once belonged to the dealer Depoletti of Rome and to have been bought by Warren from a dealer in London); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1898, for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490–480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 035.


Height: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World