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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting an erotic scene of Eros and a youth

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Cup interior tondo composition: A winged beardless male, most likely Eros, lifts a youth off the ground in a tight embrace. Most likely intended as a horizontal composition wherein the youth is lifted off the earth, indicated by the floral ornament. One hand grasps the youth's thigh and the...

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Inscription

"Douris painted it" (DORIS EGRAPHSEN); "Chairestratos is handsome" (XAIRESTRATOS KALOS) Interior: ΔΟRΙSΕΛRΑΦ[S]ΕΝ:ΧΑΙRΕ[SΤRΑΤΟSΚΑLΟS]

Signed

"Douris painted it" (DORIS EGRAPHSEN) Interior ΔΟΡΙΣΕΓΡΑΦ[Σ]ΕΝ:ΧΑΙΡΕ[ΣΤΡΑΤΟΣΚΑΛΟΣ]

Provenance

By date unknown: Baxter Collection, Florence; by date unknown: A. van Branteghem Collection; 1892: Hotel Drouot auction of Van Branteghem Collection, Paris, May 30 - June 1, lot 67 (as found at Corneto); by 1894: with E. P. Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490–485 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 127.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.9 x 21 cm (3 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.) Other (Width with handle): 28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

95.31

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels