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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting scenes from the Odyssey

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Side A: Circe and the companions of Odysseus, eight figures. Circe appears in center mixing her potion for Odysseus' men. The men have animal heads and arms, but retain their human lower bodies. Eurylochus escapes the scene at far right and Odysseus enters at far left. Side B: Odysseus...

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Inscription

unintelligible Greek

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Sent from Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 560–550 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 088; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 067.

Dimensions

Height: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.); diameter: 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.518

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels