From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectLip cups were often used for drinking wine and feature a protruding lip to catch sediment.
On side A of this lip-cup are two centaurs running left, both are holding stones. One glances behind at the figures on Side B where one man and one naked youth chase the centaurs holding a stick, a tunic and a stone. Palmettes feature by the handles. An inscription runs underneath the figures that reads XAIREKAIPIEIEU, which encourages the user to ‘be of good cheer and drink well’. Red and white paint is added for detail.
MakerAttributed to the Centaur Painter
Date Madeca. 540-535 BC
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyAttic
Style and IconographyBlack-figure
Inscription and MarksXAIPEKAIΠIEIEY is neatly written under the figures around the lower band. It has been translated as 'you will drink and enjoy' or something similar according to R. Wachter in J. H. W Penny (ed.) 2004.
TechniqueBlack-figure vase painting
MeasurementsHeight 144mm; Diameter 215mm.
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by M.K. Steven, 1957
Object TypeDrinking Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved