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Drinking cup (kylix) with satyr

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Interior: A nude, ithyphallic satyr sits on a wine-skin, and holds a drinking horn (rhyton) in his left hand. He wears a wreath of ivy leaves painted in purple. A Greek inscription in the field reads: "Hipparchos is handsome" (HIPPARXOS KALOS). On the wine-skin, in brown paint is an inscription...

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In the field: "Hipparchos is handsome" (HIPPARXOS KALOS). On the wine-skin, in brown, HIPPLOXO Interior: ΗΙΠΠΑΡΧΟSΚΑLΟS On the wine skin: ΗΙΠΠAPΧΟΣ


By 1892: A. van Branteghem Collection (sold at Hotel Drouot auction, Paris, May 30 - June 1, lot 38; said to be from Italy); by 1894: with Edward Perry Warren; 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, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 005.


Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.); diameter 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World