From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectLip-cups were primarily used for drinking wine, and feature a protruding lip inside to catch sediment. These types of lip-cups are of the mid-stage production and feature minimal design.
Here, side A features a lion and bull, while side B depicts a lion attacking a bull. There is a 'nonsense' inscription on either side of the cup, which have no translation. There are also small palmettes drawn by the handles. Red and white paint is added to the figures for detailing.
Date Madeca. 550-525 BC
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyAttic
Style and IconographyBlack-figure
Inscription and MarksAlong the handle band, two inscriptions on both Side A and B, however the markings are unable to be deciphered into any readable word or phrase.
TechniqueBlack-figure vase painting
TechniqueThrowing (pottery technique)
TechniqueGlazing (coating process)
MeasurementsHeight 127mm; Diameter 213mm.
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals in art
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LinePurchased, 1955
Object TypeDrinking Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved