- Museum number
Body sherd (mended from two fragments) of Attic black-figured pottery band-cup; interior: reserved band at top of rim, glazed black below; exterior: lip black; in handle zone black-figure decoration consisting probably of the return of Hephaistos (ear, mane, part of body and rump of donkey to left, ridden by youth in cloak; added red on donkey's ear, rump and genitals; red on youth's hair or cap, red cloak except for band at neck and bottom); to right, satyr with frontal face assaulting donkey from behind (with red spots on satyr's back); further red traces to right; painted nonsense inscription.
- Production date
- 550BC-530BC (circa)
Height: 4.60 centimetres
Thickness: 0.30 centimetres
Width: 6.90 centimetres (of joined sherds)
Width: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The sherd joins British Museum 1965,0930.768.
For the subject, compare the band-cup, NY Metropolitan Museum 17.230.5 (Boardman, J., Athenian Black Figure Vases. London, 1974, fig .118, 1-2; Add2, 51; LIMC IV, Hephaistos pl. 394, no. 139a).
The museum register notes that 1965,0930.768 possibly comes from Tell Dafana, whilst it states that 1914,0317.6 comes from Naukratis.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Return of Hephaistos (possibly)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Joined objects
Joined Object Group: G16324 (2 objects)