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Drinking cup (kylix) with Telephos at the palace of Agamemnon

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Exterior of cup, Side A: This scene probably depicts Telephos at palace of Agamemnon. At the left is a porch with an Aeolic column supporting an entablature. Someone is running out the door towards Telephos who is seated on an altar. An old man approaches him on the left, and on the right a man...

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Inscription

"Hieron made [it]" (HIERON EPOIESEN) ΗΙΕΡΟΝ ΕΠΟΙΕΣΕΝ

Signed

"Hieron made [it]" (HIERON EPOIESEN)

Provenance

According to Caskey-Beazley III: from Eastern Etruria; by 1896: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Brought to Rome by a contadino but whence is uncertain. Date of this purchase 1896.); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 475–450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 154.

Dimensions

Height: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.) Diameter: 33 cm (13 in)

Accession Number

98.931

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels