Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.

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1836,0224.173

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Detail: Tondo

Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.

    Detail: Tondo

  • Before Conservation Nov 2007  Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.  INTERIOR:  love-making. A bearded, naked man kneels to the right, his back resting against a large folded cushion decorated with pairs of black bands with a line between, his fingertips reaching for the ground to help his balance. A naked hetaira stands on the right and slowly eases herself backwards and downwards onto the man's erect penis, one hand resting on his ribs, the other on his hip, steadying her progress. Her hair is cut short.  Border: stopt maeander (clockwise; joint at 7 o'clock).  EXTERIOR:  athletes.  Side A (lower): wrestlers and a trainer. On the left is a fluted column on a simple block base (the top is missing). Both of the wrestlers bend forward, their arms interlocked (the face of the male on the left is missing as is most of the upper part and parts of the legs of the wrestler on the right). On the right stands a bearded trainer, leaning on a knotty stick. He wears a himation with a black border and shoes. He holds a forked stick out over the pair of wrestlers.  Side ? (upper): two hoplitodromoi and a trainer. On the left a youth wearing a himation (black border) stoops to the right, his right hand resting on the upper shaft of a knotty stick, his left holding a forked stick down towards the ground. In the centre a bearded man in greaves and thick reserved headband runs to the left but looks back to the right. He holds a Chalcidian helmet (frontlet imitating hair) out in front in his right hand; the shield on his left arm has a five-lobed leaf device. His penis is infibulated. On the right a youth in greaves and a helmet runs quickly to the left. Behind him a shield, seen in profile and decorated with an arc (part of a large circle) and two dotted circles, leans against a fluted column. The column rests on a simple block base and has no capital. Ground line: two reserved lines.  Relief line contours throughout (except hair); dilute glaze for minor interior markings; reserved line inside and outside lip.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup decorated on the interior with an erotic scene, and on the exterior with athletes.  INTERIOR:  love-making. A bearded, naked man kneels to the right, his back resting against a large folded cushion decorated with pairs of black bands with a line between, his fingertips reaching for the ground to help his balance. A naked hetaira stands on the right and slowly eases herself backwards and downwards onto the man's erect penis, one hand resting on his ribs, the other on his hip, steadying her progress. Her hair is cut short.  Border: stopt maeander (clockwise; joint at 7 o'clock).  EXTERIOR:  athletes.  Side A (lower): wrestlers and a trainer. On the left is a fluted column on a simple block base (the top is missing). Both of the wrestlers bend forward, their arms interlocked (the face of the male on the left is missing as is most of the upper part and parts of the legs of the wrestler on the right). On the right stands a bearded trainer, leaning on a knotty stick. He wears a himation with a black border and shoes. He holds a forked stick out over the pair of wrestlers.  Side ? (upper): two hoplitodromoi and a trainer. On the left a youth wearing a himation (black border) stoops to the right, his right hand resting on the upper shaft of a knotty stick, his left holding a forked stick down towards the ground. In the centre a bearded man in greaves and thick reserved headband runs to the left but looks back to the right. He holds a Chalcidian helmet (frontlet imitating hair) out in front in his right hand; the shield on his left arm has a five-lobed leaf device. His penis is infibulated. On the right a youth in greaves and a helmet runs quickly to the left. Behind him a shield, seen in profile and decorated with an arc (part of a large circle) and two dotted circles, leans against a fluted column. The column rests on a simple block base and has no capital. Ground line: two reserved lines.  Relief line contours throughout (except hair); dilute glaze for minor interior markings; reserved line inside and outside lip.

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