London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE BAND CUP
MID-6TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: two panthers flanking a grazing ibex
Side B: two swans flanking a grazing deer
The deep bowl with reserved band on lower body, added red line below lip; the black-glazed interior with reserved band below lip and four added red concentric circles
On pedestal foot, details incised and in added red, repaired
7 in. (19.1 cm.) diam; 5 in. (14 cm.) high
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Cf. J. Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases, London, 1993, p. 62, pl. 133 for a skyphos with similar red line decoration.
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