ATTIC BLACK FIGURE SIANA CUP

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ATTIC BLACK FIGURE SIANA CUP

Large kylix on low stemmed foot with symposium scene on side A showing four couches, each with a symposiast conversing with each other, white dotted wreaths hanging above, small table with food in front; side B horsemen scene showing four naked horseriders galloping to the left, third horse in added white paint, rosette and bird in field.
Inside tondo decorated with heraldic sphinx within tongue pattern bordered by four concentric circles; terracoota pin at underside foot.
Added red and white paint for details

Ex priv. coll. L.v.R., Netherlands, acq. from Sotheby’s London, July 1985 no. 207
H. 12,8 cm; diam. cup 26 cm. Some paint flaked off, small hole.

Greece, 565-560 BC by the Taras Painter

Cf . H.A.G. Brijder, Siana Cups II, Amsterdam 1991, p. 480, pls 161a-b, 162d.

 9.000

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