AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED BAND CUP
circa 550-530 b.c.
One side with a winged goddess, presumably Nike, in the center moving right but looking back, on either side of her stands a man facing her, both draped in a himation, followed by a youth on horseback, to the left stand two draped men each wearing a himation, and to the right a standing draped man and a man with a chlamys draped over his raised right arm, the other side nearly identical but for a standing draped male at either end, both bands with imitation inscriptions in the field and small palmettes on either side of the handles; some details in added red and white, the tondo reserved, a small circle at the center; the foot reattached in antiquity, the tondo and the side of the stem drilled for the ancient repair
10 7/16 in. (26.5 cm) diameter