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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting a man and a warrior-acrobat

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On each side, between two "eyes," an armored jumper upside-down before his companion or trainer. On one side, a mound under the jumper. Interior: erased Gorgoneion - traces of incision visible. Eye-Cup (Hybrid)


By 1966: with Sotheby & Co., 34 and 35 New Bond Street, London W1 (auction, April 4, lot 157); by 1967: with D. J. Crowther, Ltd., List 1, no. 9; purchased from D. J. Crowther by Charles S. Lipson; gift of Charles S. Lipson to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Charles S. Lipson

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 106, 1-3.


Height: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.); diameter: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World