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Fragmentary drinking cup (kylix) with man vomiting

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Within a meander border on the interior of a cup, a bearded man wearing a cloak (himation), a wreath, and holding a staff in his hand, bends over a bowl into which he is vomiting. The vomit is rendered in added purple, indicating the excessive wine he has drunk.

Provenance

By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Naples); 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 490–480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 023.

Dimensions

Length (max.): 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.200

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels