12 June 2000
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED SIANA CUP
circa 575-550 b.c.
With a black line dividing the handle zone from the lip, each side with a carefully drawn lotus bud chain, the pointed unopened buds with added white calyxes, alternating with opening buds with red tips, a thin black band and a reserved band below, the reserved tondo with two black bands enclosing a small circle
8 9/16 in. (21.74 cm) wide
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Siana cups take their name from the village of Siana in Rhodes where two examples of this shape where found.
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