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Attic Mastoid Cup by the Caylus Painter, ca. 500 BC

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Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Zurich, Switzerland

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Attic Mastoid Cup by the Caylus Painter, ca. 500 BC
$ 4500

Both sides decorated with a winged goddess flanked by youths sitting on blocks or fold chairs. The winged females with white skin and eyes in applied red. Some figures wearing red diadems. Youths wearing cloaks with red bordures and white triple dots. Two of them also clad in himatia rendered with large white blobs. Leafless branches and grapes in the field, single ivy leafs below the handles. The cup was executed by the Caylus Painter, an associate of the Leafless Group. For almost identical youths cf. the kyathos CVA Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale 2, III.H.12, pl.(1190) 41.5 and a kyathos once Ede, London market (XXXX23187). For a comparable winged goddess CVA Copenhagen, National Museum 3, 95, pl.(117) 115.2A, 115.2B. For related dancing women CVA Basel, Antikenmuseum 1, 117, pl.(197) Ceramic. Athens, about 500 BC. H. 8.6 cm (3.4 in), D. 10.2 cm (4 in), W. over handles 16.5 cm (6.5 in). Superb quality and condition with brilliant black gloss. Reassembled from fragments, missing handles restored. Small area on the body of one goddess repainted. A misfired spot close to one handle. Swiss private collection (data will be provided to the buyer)

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