User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Drinking cup (skyphos)

Start collecting

Side A: Amazon or Arimaspian woman with a bowcase and bow rides a lion. She wears a Phrygian cap and tights with a long-sleeved top. Her white skin identifies her as female. She confronts a monster with the beak of a bird, a donkey's head, an ovoid, partridge-like body, which is covered with a...

Show Full Description


By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Sent from Athens. Summer 1897.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.); diameter: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World