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Object Number:
MS2497
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Attic
Ancient Greek
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Date Made:
c. 550-500 BC
Early Date:
-550
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Eye
Sphinx
Man
Youth
Oedipus
Description:
Complete, mended from many pieces. Black figure cup of type A. On center of interior a large reserved circular area c. 0.06 m in diameter. In center of it a wheel run circle in dilute glaze and a central black dot. Other reserved areas: resting surface and edge of foot; a broad handle zone from lip to lower wall and a narrow band beneath it. Purple on moulding at top of stem. A&B, in handle zone, a pair of eyes. Between eyes on A, a sphinx looking back and a youth. Between the eyes on B, a man and a youth in conversation, with gestures. J. D. Beazley "Some Attic Vases in the Cyprus Museum" p. 15, a. 32. Catalogue number mistakenly given as 2697. " The next thirteen vases (a 28-40) are rough cups, of Type A, from the last quarter of the 6th century or the later part of the 3rd quarter; hackwork of little interest. Outside, between the eyes: A, a youth approaches the boy, arms 'up and down', but some distance off. Suspended: a small garment or sash, and a small garment. B, sphinx and boy. At each handle a flower."
Height:
9cm
Outside Diamater:
20.8cm
Other Number:
959   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Bibliography:

[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 427
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[Book] Beazley, John D. & Kurtz, Donna C. 1989. Some Attic Vases in the Cyprus Museum. 46. : Page/Fig./Plate: 15
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[Book] Ridgway, Brunilde S. & Pinney, Gloria F. 1979. Aspects of Ancient Greece: an exhibition organized by the Allentown Art Museum with the cooperation of Gloria Ferrari Pinney and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway ... Allentown Art Museum, September 16 through December 30, 1979. 1-295.
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 88, No. 66
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