Attic stemless cup decorated with a draped youth holding a torch or staff and standing in front of an altar. Around the tondo tendrils with ivy berries and leaves in applied red.
On the outside of the bowl pairs of youths and palmettes.
The inside rim is offset from the shallow floor as usual with cups dating to the 4th century BC.
This cup is by the same hand as the name vase of the Group of Brussels A 156. Beazley identified only two cups of this group stating their closeness to the Group of Vienna 116. For the vases cf. Beazley Archive nos. 231198, 231199 and page 1528 in: J.D. Beazley. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition. Oxford 1963.
Athens, 400-350 BC
D. 14.6 cm (5.7 in)
W. over handles
Small shard reattached, otherwise pristine. Sintered areas on the outside.
Formerly in the Bavarian O.G. collection, ca. 40 years in family possession.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.