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Drinking cup (kylix) with a wounded stag (interior)

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Lip-cup attributed to the Tleson Painter Interior: A wounded stag (partly restored). Exterior: Identical Greek inscriptions on each side, between the handles. "Tleson, son of Nearchos, made [it]". (Tleson ho Nearxo epoiesen) Black-figure palmettes to the left and right of the...

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"Tleson, the son of Nearchos, made it." (Tleson ho Nearxo epoiesen) On each side: ΤLΕSΟΝΗΟΝΕΑΡΧΟΕΠΟΙΕΣΕΝ


By 1889: Prince Torlonia Collection (excavated at Vulci, 1889: Gsell, Fouilles de Vulci, tomb no. XLIX); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of the] Contents incomplete of an early VIth Cent tomb at Vulci [containing MFA vases 98.901-909, 912-914, 916, 920]); 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, Archaic Period, 550–545 B.C.



Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 092, 3-4; 093, 1.


Height: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World