From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectLip-cups were largely used for drinking wine. The potruding lip of the cup, from which it gets its name, was used to catch sediment in the wine as it was consumed.
This cup is covered in a thick black glaze and features an image in its centre of an Amazonian woman fighting two soldiers. The woman is painted with white skin, a common identifier for females in black figure painting. Red paint is added for detail. The scene is framed with black and white tongue detailing.
Date Madeca. 550 BC
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyBlack-figure
Style and IconographyAttic
MeasurementsHeight 140mm; Diameter 213mm.
CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LinePurchased, 1953
Object TypeDrinking Vessels
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