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Drinking cup (skyphos) with an amorous couple

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A: A man and woman embrace as if to kiss within the frame of an open window, the shutters being drawn in clumsy perspective. Only the heads of the couple are visible. He wears a white bandeau or padded fillet in his curly hair; her ringlets fall down from beneath her sakkos, which is decorated...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 10, 1969

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 052.


Overall: 9.5 x 16 cm (3 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.) Other (body): 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World