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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.


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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World