8 June 2004
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED MASTOID CUP
ATTRIBUTED TO THE GROUP OF LOUVRE F 166, CIRCA 530 B.C.
The handle-less cup with a continuous frieze, one side with Dionysos flanked by two maenads, the god facing right, wearing a long himation and holding a rhyton, a fillet of ivy in his hair, the maenads both moving away but looking back, each clad in a long chiton and a sakkos, the maenad to the right playing krotala (castanets); the other side with three nude satyrs, each with full beards and long tails, the satyr in the center with equine legs, his companions with human legs, the satyr to the right moving left but looking back at a maenad, holding a skyphos in his outstretched right hand, the others moving right, the satyr in the center looking back, with details in added red
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high
Oscar Blum Gentilomo, 1903-1975.
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For a mastoid cup by the same hand, with a similar subject, see lot 100 in Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction XVI, 30 June 1956.
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