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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting the goddess Eos abducting Tithonos

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Interior: The winged goddess Eos (Dawn) about to carry away Tithonos. She is elaboratly dressed in a beribboned chiton, a head covering (sakkos) and earrings. The boy wears a himation and ribbon diadem; his long hair tied up underneath it. Greek inscription, "Handsome!" (KALOS) between the...

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Inscription

"Hieron made it" (HIERON EPOIESEN) on handle; "Handsome!" (KALOS) on interior. Interior: ΚΑΛΟΣ Handle: ΗΙΕΡΟΝΕΠΟΙΕΣΕΝ

Signed

"Hieron made it"

Provenance

Said to have been found at Vulci, not later than 1835; acquired by the Roman dealer Basseggio, of whom it was bought by Herr Schlosser of Heidelberg in the winter of 1835-36; later in possession of Herr von Bermus at Stift Neuburg near Heidelberg; later still in Adolphe van Branteghem Collection; 1892: Hotel Drouot auction of Van Branteghem Collection, Paris, May 30 - June 1, lot 72; purchased at the van Branteghem auction by Edward Perry 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, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 155.

Dimensions

Height: 10.2 cm (4 in.); diameter: 32.6 cm (12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.28

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels