From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectSiana Cups are named after a site in Rhodes where a number of examples were found. The cup was a popular drinking vessel at symposia, and featured an extended lip to catch sediment from the wine while drinking.
This Siana cup features images with horses and riders, which may represent youths in a riding contest. This imagery is commonly associated with the interests of the symposia.
MakerAttributed to the Taras Painter
MakerAttributed to the C Painter
Date Madeca. 570-560 BC
Place NotesThe piece is named after the place is it made, the district of Siana in Rhodes.
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyAttic
Style and IconographyBlack-figure
TechniqueBlack-figure vase painting
MeasurementsHeight 133mm; Diameter 267mm
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by Marion K. Steven, 1957
Object TypeDrinking Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved