Fragment of a Chian (East Greek) chalice with a lion's hindquarters and tail - ROM2018_16846_35

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Fragment of a Chian (East Greek) chalice with a lion's hindquarters and tail

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made on Chios, Greece; excavated at Naukratis, Egypt
Date: about 580-560 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Object number: 910X234.9
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Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionFragment of a Chian chalice (cup) decorated on the outside with a lion. The inside of the cup was decorated with part of a stylised lotus flower.This is an early example of the East Greek 'animal style' of decoration. This particular style of white-ground chalice made in Chios was produced to be a votive offering to the gods.
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