Attic black-figure 'eye cup' with a horseman and bird - ROM2018_16764_39


Attic black-figure 'eye cup' with a horseman and bird

Maker: Asssigned to the Group of Courting Cups
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 520-510 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
97 x 21.9 cm
Object number: 920.68.74
Credit Line: Gift of Sigmund Samuel
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece

This Athenian wine cup (kylix) is called an 'eye cup' because of the large eyes painted on the outside. Between the huge eyes on each side of the cup is a young man riding a horse, with a flying bird behind him. In the centre of the inside of the cup is a round reserved (unpainted) tondo without decoration. Beazley assigned this to the painters of the Group of Courting Cups.

Greek World
If you see an error or have additional information, please contact us by clicking here.