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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting an athlete cleaning up and his dog

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Interior decorated with a nude youth holding a strigil; a dog looks up expectantly ; in the background, a stool with garment draped over it, and two javelins. Framed by a meander border interrupted by crossed panels . Inscribed along the left margin, behind the youth's back: "The boy" (HOPAIS),...

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"The boy is handsome" (on interior) "pais kalos" ΗΟΠΑΙS ΚΑLΟS


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 028.


Overall: 7.8cm (3 1/16in.) Other (H): 20.6cm (8 1/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World