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Accession_Number 51.4.10
adlib_title Attic black figure mastoid cup
Shape Mastoid cup
Shape_description Thin, out-turned rim; rounded body; rounded handles curving upwards; flat bottom; tiny base
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 5/6
Decoration Offset rim and interior is glazed black but streaky allowing red to show through. The two handles are also black on the top and reserved underneath. Beneath each handle is an ivy leaf on a long curling stalk. The main design on both sides is flanked by eyes, which have red centres and white incised bands around them, superimposed onto black. Side A is a seated youth in profile to the rightin chiton and himation (?. Added white on stool and red on chimation and fillet on his head. Side B is a tree (?) with detail added in red-purple . No substantial foot, but a reserved, flat base.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Colours and design remains clear. Glaze remains shiny. Very good condition. Small chips on the lower part of the body and the rim. Glaze thinly applied on the eyes on side B and clay can be seen underneath.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution Ure attributes it to the same hand as mastoid cups in Vienna (Vienna 296) and in New York (ex Coll. Gallatin): CVA Fogg Museum and Gallatin Collections pl. 41.4
Image
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Back view of an Attic black-figure mastoid cup, showing a tree (?) between two eyes.
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Front view of an Attic mastoid cup, showing a young boy seated between two eyes.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure mastoid cup, showing the interior and the handles.
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure mastoid cup, showing the reserved base, some of the exterior, and handles.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure mastoid cup, showing a seated youth facing right.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure mastoid cup, showing a youth seated to the right, between two eyes.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure mastoid cup, showing an ivy leaf beneath a handle.
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Back view of an Attic black-figure mastoid cup, showing a tree (?).
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Oblique view of an Attic, black-figure mastoid cup, showing a seated youth between eyes.
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Front view of an Attic, black-figure mastoid cup, showing a seated youth between eyes.
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Front view of an Attic, black-figure mastoid cup, showing a seated youth between eyes.
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Side view of an Attic, black-figure mastoid cup, showing eyes.
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Back view of an Attic, black-figure mastoid cup, showing a tree between eyes.
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Side view of an Attic, black-figure mastoid cup, showing eyes.
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Oblique bottom view of an Attic, black-figure mastoid cup.
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Top view of an Attic, black-figure mastoid cup.
Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 57 no. 8
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 8.2
Diameters Rim 10.4; base 3.4
Handle_height 0.8
Other_dims.
Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 10.01.2006; 31.07.2006
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