Black figure Athenian cup with panthers

Object number
Object:       Cup with a high foot (Kylix)

Material: Red clay with black slip and dark red painting
So-called black figure vase

Date: About 575 - 500 century B.C. Archaic period of Ancient Greece

Description:    Semi-globular deep bowl with a high foot and high rim, ridge between body and rim. Two slightly bent handles.
Inside fully covered with black slip above the ridge. Outside a frieze between the handles showing a panther stepping to the right between tendrils, below band of six dots, volutes outside. Parts of animal and ornamental decoration are worked in deep red. Below fully covered with black slip except thin reserved band.

Size: Diameter 231 mm with and 169 mm without handles, height 97 mm.

Condition: Excellent condition. Few chips on lip, foot and inside the bowl don't disturb the impression of the excellently preserved decoration.

References: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Athens, Musee NAtional 3, 38, Beilage 11.3, Pl. 29.6-8
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Paris, Musee du Louvre 9, III.H.E.76, Pl. 87.6.8
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, London, British Museum 2, IIIHe.5, Pl. 14.1
P. Heesen, Athenian Little-Master Cups (Amsterdam 2011), Pl. 172A-B (A, B)

Provenance: Acquired 2017 from the German private collection M. Voos, inherited in this from the German private collection H. Herbst. Acquired for the Herbst collection in 1976 - 1978 at a London art gallery, probably Davies Antiques Gallery.

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