Attic Black-Figure Band Cup: Lionesses and Goats
Attic Black-Figure Band Cup: Lionesses and Goats
Attic Black-Figure Band Cup: Lionesses and Goats
Attic Black-Figure Band Cup: Lionesses and Goats

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Attic Black-Figure Band Cup: Lionesses and Goats

Greek


During the archaic period of Greek art, “band cups” tested the ability of vase painters to compress the field of representation into a slender horizontal band devoid of setting.  Lionesses and goats—predators and prey—are a common subject.

Greek Art

During the archaic period of Greek art, “band cups” tested the ability of vase painters to compress the field of representation into a slender horizontal band devoid of setting.  Lionesses and goats—predators and prey—are a common subject.

 

Object Information

nationality
Greek
creation date
ca. 540-530 B.C.
materials
terracotta
dimensions
5 5/8 x 8 3/8 (diam.) in.
accession number
47.36
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors