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Drinking cup (kylix) with Dionysiac scenes

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Interior: Dionysos, holding a panther, walking to right and looking back at an altar. In field a flower and the inscription "handsome" (KALOI). Exterior: Satyrs and bacchantes, three on each side. All wear leopard skins. Meaningless inscription between the satyr with his arms open and maenad...

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Interior: ΚΑLΟΙ Exterior: SL


By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); 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, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 157.


Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.); diameter: 22.7 cm (8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World