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High-handled cup (kantharos)

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The satyr has a an-shaped beard and pointed ears. Above the molded satyr head on the flaring cup are three figures: a girl and two youths. The girl looks at herself in a mirror, while the boys offer her flower buds. To right of a cylix held by the youth the Greek inscription "greetings"...

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XAIRETE KALOS in retrograde Above Satyr: ΧΑΙΡΕΤΕ Above Woman: ΚΑΛΟΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ (in retrograde)


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Thebes: from Karditza); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480–470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World