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Drinking cup (kylix) with archer

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Interior: A nude archer crouches in ambush. He holds a shield with an elaborate shield device of a horse and rider. His quiver is tied around his shoulder and he wears a Scythian cap, distinctive to the non-Greek people who lived in the regions north and east of the black sea, who were famed...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: from Locris.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 009.


Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.) Diameter: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World