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Drinking cup (kylix) with satyrs pursuing maenads

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Side A and B. Satyrs pursuing maenads: four figures on each side. Painted over.


By 1889: with Pio Marinangeli, Rome (said to be from Cervetri); March 1889: purchased by R. Lanciani from Pio Marinangeli; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1889

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Archaic Period, 530–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 097, 6; 098, 1-2.


Height: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.); diameter: 14.1 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World