Attic black-figure cup showing warriors arming - ROM2018_16764_19


Attic black-figure cup showing warriors arming

Maker: Attributed to the Group of Louvre F 81
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 550-530 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
16.5 x 27.9 cm
Object number: 919.5.178
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis Athenian wine cup (kylix or band cup) is decorated in black-figure technique with a frieze of miniature figures. In the centre of each side of the cup is a warrior putting greaves on his legs with his helmet sitting on the floor, while a woman stands in front of him holding his shield and spear. On either side of them are onlookers, both draped men and naked men carrying spears, as well as two horsemen. There are palmette decorations beside the handles of the cup. Beazley attributed this cup to the painters of the Group of Louvre F 81.
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