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Drinking cup (kylix) with seated Eros holding a scale or a bird trap

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Interior: Eros is seated to the left on a black and white spotted rock, holding a triangular object with a vertical handle, possibly a snare for a bird or a spinning top. A cloak pads his seat, and he wears a white bandoleer and shoes. His wings are spotted black and white. His hair is tied...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples: certainly from Cumae.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, 350–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 083.


Overall: 8.9cm (3 1/2in.) Other (H): 18.6 x 7.6 x 25.4 cm (7 5/16 x 3 x 10 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World