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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)

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

67.861

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vases