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Drinking cup (kylix) with men and boys conversing

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Interior: Youth and boy in long mantles and wreaths, conversing. Exterior A and B: Twelve figures in groups of two each, each consisting of a man and boy conversing. The surface has been painted over.


By 1889: with Pio Marinangeli, Rome (said to be from Nola); March 1889: purchased by R. Lanciani from Pio Marinangeli; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1889 BUT Caskey Beazley III, p. 40 gives Vulci as provenance as does Robinson catalogue no. 389.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490–480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 142.


Height: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World