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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting athletes and judges

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The scenes on the interior and exterior of this drinking cup show older men awarding red and white ribbons to nude boy athletes. The men, who are bearded and wear mantles, are probably the boys' admirers. All the figures wear olive wreaths, except one boy who has a ribbon around his head and...

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Provenance

By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in London, apparently between 1896 and 1898); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 044.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11.7 x 28.8 cm (4 5/8 x 11 5/16 in.) Other (Width with handles): 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

10.181

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels