Attic black-figure 'eye cup' showing a doe between the eyes - ROM2018_16778_14

ROM2018_16778_14

Attic black-figure 'eye cup' showing a doe between the eyes

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; perhaps found near Orvieto, Etruria, Italy
Date: about 530-520 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
8.9 x 21.5 cm
Object number: 919.5.180
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
Description

This Athenian wine cup (kylix) is called an 'eye cup' because of the large eyes painted on the outside. On each side is a female deer flanked by a pair of huge eyes. In the centre of the inside of the cup is a round bearded head of a gorgon (gorgoneion).


Collection:
Greek World
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