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Drinking cup (skyphos) depicting chorus scenes

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The vase has a frieze in the later black figure style, apparently with chorus scenes from early Attic comedies. Side A: Six warriors riding on dolphins, to right, towards a man playing a flute. Side B: Six youths riding upon ostriches, to right, towards a man playing a flute. In front of him,...

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Provenance

Said to have been in the Mongelli Collection; by 1890: Henry Adams Collection (loaned to MFA, December 19, 1890, as L. 1505); gift of the Heirs of Henry Adams to MFA, January 1, 1920

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Henry Adams

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); diameter: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.18

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels