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Two-handled drinking cup (skyphos) parodying the Judgement of Paris

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Side A: Caricatures of Hera and Aphrodite sitting awaiting Hermes. Hera is depicting wearing a marriage veil and facing directly outward, grimacing. Aphrodite, also not depicted as attractive, is shown facing the naked Hermes, holding a wreath. Side B: Caricatures of Paris...

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By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Seen by J. M. [John Marshall] in Athens. Bought in Paris.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry 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, about 420 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 562.


Overall: 20.5 x 30.2 x 21.6 cm (8 1/16 x 11 7/8 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World