- Museum number
Rim and body sherd of Samian pottery Hera cup with everted rim; interior: reserved band at rim, glazed black below; exterior: reserved rim and handle zone with broad band between; lower wall glazed; inscription on exterior.
- Production date
- 600BC-570BC (circa)
Diameter: 17 centimetres
Height: 5 centimetres
Thickness: 0.50 centimetres
Width: 8.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Schlotzhauer identifies the shape of the sherd as coming from a Type 9A South Ionian cup with everted rim. The type closely follows the shape and decoration of the Attic Plain Komast cups. These cups coincide with Petrie’s class L1 (Petrie 1886, 18), Hayes’ Ionian Cup Type IX (Boardman and Hayes 1966, 111-116), Vallet and Villard Ionian Cup Type B2 (Vallet and Villard, 1964, 87-88), and Furtwängler (Furtwängler and Kienast 1989 82, fig. 12a).
The dipinto dedication indicates the sherd as belonging to a Hera cup, of which a number were found at Naukratis. Hera cups appear to have been exclusive to Samos and Naukratis and Schlotzhauer has suggested that those found at Naukratis may have first been used at the Heraion in Samos and then brought to Naukratis as an aphidryma in the deliberate transplantation of cult objects between sanctuaries (Schlotzhauer 2006 313).
This particular cup with an everted rim finds parallels with others from the Samian Heraion (see Furtwängler and Kienast, Samos III pl. 34)
Furtwängler, A.E. and H.J. Kienast, 1989, Samos III: Der Nordbau im Heraion von Samos, Bonn.
Schlotzhauer, U. (2006) ‘Griechen in der Fremde: Wer weihte in die Filialheiligtümer der Samier und Milesier in Naukratis?’, in A. Naso (ed.), Stranieri e non cittadini nei santuari del Mediterraneo antico, Atti del convegno internazionale, Studi Udinesi sul Mondo Antico 2. Florence: 294-324.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number