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lip-cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1886,0401.1240

  • Description

    Rim and body sherd of Attic black-figured pottery lip-cup; interior: glazed black with reserved band at rim; exterior: black line at rim and another below junction of lip with bowl; on lip, black-figure decoration consisting of youth (long hair with added red fillet) in short chiton riding horse galloping to right (horse’s head and forelegs lost; red mane, tail, and strokes on ribs and rump); inscription in handle zone.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 560BC-530BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5.4 centimetres
    • Width: 4.7 centimetres
    • Thickness: 0.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        body
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Comment

        Pre-firing dipinto. On the inscription, see Beazley and Payne 1929, 268. Not easily interpreted; possibly a poor version of 'made' and/or 'painted'.
  • Bibliography

    • Vase B600.40 bibliographic details
    • Villing et al 2013-2015 GA.0550 (Phase 1) bibliographic details
    • Smith C 1888 p. 233, no. 2 bibliographic details
    • Möller 2000 p. 233, no. 6 bibliographic details
    • Beazley & Payne 1929 p. 268, no. 9 bibliographic details
    • Venit 1982 p. 387, no. B551 bibliographic details
    • ABV p. 62 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1886

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1884-1885.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1886,0401.1240

Rim/body sherd of black figure pottery cup; interior: black with reserved band at rim; exterior: black line at rim and below junction of lip with bowl; youth (long hair with red fillet) in short chiton riding horse galloping right (horse’s head and forelegs lost; red mane, tail and strokes on ribs and rump).

Rim/body sherd of black figure pottery cup; interior: black with reserved band at rim; exterior: black line at rim and below junction of lip with bowl; youth (long hair with red fillet) in short chiton riding horse galloping right (horse’s head and forelegs lost; red mane, tail and strokes on ribs and rump).

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