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Two-handled drinking cup (skyphos) with a caricature of Achilles battling Hektor

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Side A: Boiotian (Kabirion): Fight between Achilles and Hektor before the walls of Troy. Hektor is defending himself with a round shield while Achilles throws his spear (Achilles' hair flows out behind him showing movement) while both figures where short chitons, exposing their phalluses. ...

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By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London from a Greek); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 563.


21.8 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World