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Drinking cup (kylix) with Menelaos reclaiming Helen

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Center of a kylix. Interior: Menelaos reclaiming Helen; within a thin circle a bearded warrior, wearing cuirass and Corinthian helmet leading a woman, wearing chiton with kolpos, himation and veil, to left. He grasps her right wrist, looks back and brandishes sword in right hand. In the field...

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According to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, vol.1, p. 6, no. 7: From Cervetri.; by 1912: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245); in 1936 a fragment formerly in the collection of the University of Leipzig was joined to the MFA cup

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Gift of the Archaeological Institute, University of Leipzig

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 007.


Length: 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World