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Drinking cup (kylix) with seated woman with phiale

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Interior, a woman seated to left on series of white and orange cushions, a phiale in raised right hand, left hand extended behind her holding a scroll; she wears girded Doric chiton, slippers, decorated headdress, necklace and bracelets; before her a scroll ornament; near the edge an ivy leaf...

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By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical period, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Paestum, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 104.


8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World