- Museum number
Tondo sherd of Attic black-figured pottery Little Master cup or Gordion cup; interior: black-figure decoration consisting of naked youth (head and lower legs missing; holding a wreath in left hand and possibly a spear in right hand) to left; on the left, right hand of second figure reaching for youth's genitalia; above part of further object, perhaps held in the left hand; outside of stem glazed; inside reserved.
- Production date
- 560BC-550BC (circa)
Diameter: 3.20 centimetres (stem)
Height: 2.30 centimetres
Thickness: 0.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The provenance for this sherd is not very clear. The British Museum registry provides no provenance except to mention that the sherd came from the museum's Carthaginian basement. However, it was published by Beazley and Payne, as well as by Roberson, as having come from Naukratis. Beazley, in his ABV, listed the provenance simply as Egypt. See also Beazley 1989 , p. 7, no. a11.
Beazley, J. 1989  (ed. D. Kuttz), Some Attic vases in the Cyprus Museum. Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph 27 (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Originally published in the Proceedings of the British Academy 33 (1948).
Not included by Beazley in his list of courting scenes in 'Some Vases in the Cyprus Museum'.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number