11 December 2003
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED SIANA CUP
Attributed to the 'C' Painter,
Circa 570-565 B.C.
With a black line dividing the handle zone from the lip, a black band and a thin reserved band below, palmettes issuing from either side of each handle, the tondo with a horseman galloping to the left, wearing a short chiton, holding the reins and carrying a spear, preserving traces of red on the horse's neck and hindquarters, the scene encircled with a double row of dots framing a band of alternating red and black tongues
11 in. (28 cm.) wide
The Erlenmeyer Collection; Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1990, lot 176.
Acquired by the current owner in 1995.
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J.D. Beazley, Paralipomena, 26, 9bis.
H. Brijder, Siana Cups II: The Heidelberg Painter, p. 470, pl. 160.
Siana cups take their name from the village of Siana in Rhodes where two examples of this shape were found.
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