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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting a boxer

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Interior: Athlete (nude youth) binding his hands for boxing. A pick on the ground behind him, a pair of jumping weights (halteres) hang in the field to his left. In field inscribed: "Athenodotos is handsome"(on interior) ("ATHENODOTOS KALOS"), "Handsome"(twice on interior) ("KALOS") Exterior...

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Inscribed: "Athenodotos is handsome"(on interior) ("ATHENODOTOS KALOS"), "Handsome"(twice on interior) ("KALOS"), "The boy is handsome"(on exterior) (KALOS HO PAIS")


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection; by 1901: purchased by Edward Perry Warren from Alfred Bourguignon (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon label [on the vase]: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 075.


Height: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.) Diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World