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lip-cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1836,0224.112

  • Description

    Pottery: black-figured lip-cup. Purple accessories. In the centre of the interior is an ancient bronze nail, by which the bowl was fastened to the foot.
    Exterior, above: (a) Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right, with long tresses, fillet, short purple chiton, and sheath at side, seizes the Minotaur by the horn with left hand, while he plunges his sword into his breast. The Minotaur, who has a bull's head and neck, kneels on one knee to right, with head turned to left, and left hand raised, holding a stone; blood flows from the wound.
    (b) The same design. Below, on both sides, imitation inscriptions.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 550BC-530BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 13.5 centimetres
    • Width: 27.6 centimetres
    • Length: 486 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        exterior
      • Inscription Language

        imitation Greek
      • Inscription Content

        XΠΣELINKNΣ
        XΠΣEIAΠΣOIN
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    Wulff, Theseussage, p. 32.
    Catalogue states 'in the style of Nicosthenes?'

  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 677 bibliographic details
    • Vase B403 bibliographic details
    • CVA British Museum 2 III H e Pl. 12, 4 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G13/dc8

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1836

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1836,0224.112

Pottery: black-figured lip-cup. Purple accessories. In the centre of the interior is an ancient bronze nail, by which the bowl was fastened to the foot.  Exterior, above: (a) Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right, with long tresses, fillet, short purple chiton, and sheath at side, seizes the Minotaur by the horn with left hand, while he plunges his sword into his breast. The Minotaur, who has a bull's head and neck, kneels on one knee to right, with head turned to left, and left hand raised, holding a stone; blood flows from the wound.  (b) The same design. Below, on both sides, imitation inscriptions.

Pottery: black-figured lip-cup. Purple accessories. In the centre of the interior is an ancient bronze nail, by which the bowl was fastened to the foot. Exterior, above: (a) Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right, with long tresses, fillet, short purple chiton, and sheath at side, seizes the Minotaur by the horn with left hand, while he plunges his sword into his breast. The Minotaur, who has a bull's head and neck, kneels on one knee to right, with head turned to left, and left hand raised, holding a stone; blood flows from the wound. (b) The same design. Below, on both sides, imitation inscriptions.

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