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Drinking cup (kylix) with kneeling satyr

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Interior: A nude kneeling satyr gesticulates before a high-handled cup (kantharos), which seems to be placed upon an altar or block. He wears a purple diadem. In the field are two ivy leaves and an inscription that reads, "Handsome!" (KALOS)


"Handsome!" (KALOS) (above the satyr)


By 1928: Denman Waldo Ross Collection (said to be from the Parrish Collection; Cat. Sotheby July 5, 1928, pl. 2); gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, August 21, 1928

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Greek, Late Archaic Period or Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 133.


Height: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.) Diameter: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World