- Museum number
Stem and floor sherd of Attic black-figured pottery cup, probably a Siana cup; interior, in tondo, black-figure decoration consisting of two confronted lions (only foreparts remaining; each with far paw raised; added red muzzles, necks, chests, bellies, lines on ribs; added white on teeth and paws; lion on left has red tongue); between them, floral consisting of spike above and pendant palmette below; exterior: bowl and stem glazed black; inside of stem reserved.
- Production date
- 575BC-550BC (circa)
Diameter: 6.50 centimetres (greatest)
Height: 3.20 centimetres (stem)
Thickness: 0.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For parallels regarding the floral between the lions, compare the skyphos-krater, Athens, National Museum, 907 in Beazley, J. D. 'Groups of Early Attic Black-Figure', Hesperia 13, 1944, pl. 3; ABV, 19, no. 4, which is attributed to the Ceramicus Painter.
The modern graffito 'DIOSK' on the inside of the foot indicates the sherds' findspot as the Sanctuary of the Dioskouroi.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number