16 June 2006
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LIP-CUP
CIRCA 575-550 B.C.
Signed on each side in the handle zone: XENOKLES EPOIESEN, "Xenokles made me," palmettes with added red on either side of the handles, black bands encircling the cup above and below the inscription, the reserved tondo centered by a single black circle
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high; 5½ in. (14 cm.) diameter excluding handles
with Charles Ede, London, 1989 (Pottery from Athens XI, no. 22).
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For the Xenokles Painter see pp. 184-186 in Beazley, Attic Black-figure Vase-painters.
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