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  • Museum number


  • Description

    Pottery: fragment of Attic red-figure cup. Exterior: bearded head of a draped man wearing a red wreath and probably a himation. Head close up on rim.
    Relief line contour throughout (except dotted hair contour); thin reserved line inside lip, thicker one outside.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 490BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 3.7 centimetres (at rim)
  • Curator's comments

    Removed from BM Cat Vases E63. Style, height of figure and interior wheel marks suggest that this fragment does not belong to Vase E63.
    Perhaps from a komos or courting scene. Painted by Makron, an early mature work.

  • Bibliography

    • CVA British Museum 9 34 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: GAA84548

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