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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting a man holding a basket, a pot and a staff

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Interior: A bearded, wreathed man with short, curly hair and a receding forehead and a snub nose, leans over with left knee bent, and carries in his right hand a large cauldron inscribed in Greek "the boy" (HO PAIS) and in his right hand he holds a basket and staff. In field inscribed "the...

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Inscribed: "The boy is handsome" (HO PAIS KALOS); On bucket: "The boy" (HO PAIS) On the pot in the right hand of the man: ΗΟΠΑΙS Interior: ΗΟΠΑΙS ΚΑLΟΣ


By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought at Chiusi); 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 485–480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 081.


Height: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); diameter: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World