Cup Sherd


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Artifact Identification Cup Sherd   (1922.01.0039)
  1. Unclassifiable Artifacts
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical Period, 450 – 440 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 15.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 12.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.7 cm
Weight 152 g
Measuring Remarks The depth is the thickness of the fragment.
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 RED-FIGURE CUP (TYPE B) Only the tondo, part of the exterior body, and a portion of the upper stem of the foot are preserved. Handle ornaments: two stacked palmettes and tendrils terminating in buds. I, most of the border of maeander with cross squares preserved. B, Florals and part of a palmette also preserved. Subject: I, A nude athlete with strigil in his left hand faces a robed trainer dressed in a himation. Basin appears behind youth. A, feet and lower legs of two athletes and a robed man with a staff. B, lower portions of three draped males, first and third frontal, second facing left holding a staff. Attributed to the Penthesilean Workshop, perhaps the Painter of London E 777 or his manner, by D. von Bothmer. About 450-440 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 26, 4-5.

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For the Painter of London E 777, see ARV(2), p. 939ff. Orvieto 1046 (Beazley, Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1963. P. 942, no. 49; Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Orvieto I [Italia 16], p. 13, p. 15: 1–2).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 21-22, Plate 26, 4-5.

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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