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Low drinking cup (kylix)

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Clay pale buff, with occasional bits of white stone. Decoration in poor black glaze, occasionally burned red, and applied violet red and white. Interior: large bearded head to right in reserved center, remainder black with three concentric red lines; Exterior: bars on vertical edge, then a...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 552.


Height: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World