Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)
- Attributed to the Antiphon Painter
- ca. 490 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
diameter 9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, 1896
- Accession Number:
Interior, youth wearing phorbeia (lip band) and holding double flute (aulos); inscribed the boy is fair
The scenes here depict young Athenian men engaged in pursuits characteristic of their age and status. Music was an integral part of education, with the flute and the lyre as the primary instruments. The youth on the interior must just have stopped playing because he still wears the phorbeia. His companions on the outside converse and occupy themselves with a hare.
Inscription: Inscribed: "the boy is fair"
Said to be from Tarquinia
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 74, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 341, no. 82, Oxford: Clarendon Press.