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Drinking cup (kylix) fragments

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This scene may depict the Homeric heroes Diomedes and Odysseus. A man threatens another armed man by drawing his sword. Outlines are done in thinned paint; the cloak (chlamys) is pinkish brown with a purple border. Some details are done in thick relief lines.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, about 460–450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground Interior


The Ancient World