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Fragment of drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior of cup, part of tondo composition: A nude youth, wreathed, bending over a shallow washing basin (louterion) set on a low column with Ionic capital. He has plunged his right hand into it to test the temperature of the water, while with a small jug in his left hand he is dipping up...

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By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Corneto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 012.


Length (max.): 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World