Black Figure Cup


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Artifact Identification Black Figure Cup   (1922.01.0035)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 500 – 475 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 26.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 8.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 8.2 cm
Weight 358 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handles. D3 is the base diameter. The body diameter without handles is 20 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Brownish Orange ( 2.5 YR 5/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE CUP (SUB A) Continuous curved body, round handles slightly upturned, disk foot. Inner lip, interior of handles, and edge of foot reserved. Reserved band on body below scene. Underside of foot has glazed band on inside of cone. Subject: I, running satyr to right, with bearded head turned back, bordered by three glazed bands. A, Herakles and Nemean lion. Athena with crested helmet stands to the right, holding a round shield and a spear in her left hand. Two male figures to left, one of whom appears to be turning left (Iolaos?). He wears a heavy cloak and hold a club or sword in his left hand. Herakles' bow, quiver, and cloak hang in the field. Vine in background. B, The same scene, although the drawing is very crude and it is difficult to be certain how many figures are to the left of Herakles. Accessory Colors: Red: A-B, Herakles' hair and ground line. From Pozzuoli. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 15, 1-4.

Description N/A

Paris, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Cabinet des Medailles 2 [France 10], p. 41, pl. 56:4–7 Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Tubingen 3 [Deutschland 47], pl. 32.1


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 15, Plate 15, 1-4.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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