From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis orangey-red terracotta Siana cup, which has a distinctive ridge line around the body, is named after the ancient town of Siana in Rhodes. These vessels would have been used for drinking wine at symposia (drinking parties).
On one side, a graceful swan stands between two horsemen, who are both riding towards it. On the opposite side a swan is accompanied by two winged horses, possibly a reference to the mythical winged horse Pegasus. The cup features a black interior with a painted swan in the centre. Detail has been added in red and white paint.
MakerAttributed to the Griffin-Bird Painter
Date Madeca. 550-540 BC
Place MadeGreece; Rhodes
Place NotesThe cup takes its name from it's production centre; Siana in Rhodes.
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyAttic
Style and IconographyBlack-figure
Style and IconographyEast Greek
MeasurementsHeight 120mm; Diameter 220mm
CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by Marion K. Steven, 1957
Object TypeDrinking Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved