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Drinking cup (kylix) with animals in combat

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Band cup. Friezes of animals in combat and Sirens in the areas between the handles. The animals are individually named by inscriptions. Red band below and rim of foot in red; red medallion in inside center. Side A (left to right): Siren, lion and boar, two leopards and deer, Siren. Side B: Siren,...

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By 1961: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 22, May 13, 1961, lot 125); 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 2,977-.

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 098, 3-4; 099, 4.


Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.), diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World