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"Lip cup" (kylix)

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Exterior: Sides A and B exhibit the same design. The design has three registers. In the center of the upper register a hen faces right with an open beak. The middle register contains the signature of the potter, 'Hermogenes made it' (HERMOGENES EPOIESEN). This area is in line with the base of...

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Inscription

Sides A and B: ΗΕΡΜΟΓΕΝΕSΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Signed

HERMOGENES MADE IT ΗΕΡΜΟΓΕΝΕSΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Provenance

By 1888: A. van Branteghem Collection (said to have been found at Gela [Terranova] in Sicily); 1892: Hotel Drouot sale of van Branteghem Collection, May 30-31 and June 1, Paris, lot 9; by 1894: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–545 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 092, 1-2; 093, 3.

Dimensions

Height: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); diameter: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

95.17

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels