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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting scenes from a symposium

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Interior: Man and youth on couch. Greek inscription in the field. Above the figures "The boy" (HO PAIS), below, " (is) handsome, (is) handsome" (KALOS, KALOS). Exterior side A: Youths and men on couches with nude boys as pourers. Greek inscription "The boy is handsome" (HO PAIS KALOS) above...

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Interior: above - ΗΟΠΑΙS; below - ΚΑLΟS ΚΑLΟS Exterior Side A: ΗΟΠΑΙS ΚΑLΟS Exterior Side B: ΗΟΠΑΙS ΚΑLΟS


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 032.


Height: 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.); diameter 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World