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Cup

  • Place of origin:

    Athens (Greece) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 520 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, decorated in the red figure technique

  • Credit Line:

    Bought, at Mulgrave house Fulham

  • Museum number:

    275-1864

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drinking cup, earthenware, decorated in the red figure technique with a procession of revellers. With one handle.

Place of Origin

Athens (Greece) (made)

Date

ca. 520 BC (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, decorated in the red figure technique

Dimensions

Height: 13.9 cm, Diameter: 13.9 cm

Object history note

While scrolling line ornament had appeared all over the Mediterranean in early times, it was the Greeks who developed it into freely spreading patterns. Linked to palmettes and then acanthus leaves, they became universally useful imaginary plant (see case 18). This cup, which recalls the work of painter called Psiax, is inscribed in Greek: 'Braxas is beautiful'.

Descriptive line

Drinking cup with one handle, earthenware, decorated in the red figure technique with a procession of revellers, Greece (made in Athens), about 520 BC

Materials

Earthenware

Subjects depicted

Red-figure; Figures

Categories

Earthenware; Containers; Food vessels & Tableware; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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