Unusual dish decorated with four swans to left and rows of faded strokes for filling ornament.
The baseline and the rim with lines in applied red color. The inside of the dish is glazed black.
The Swan Group is formed by painters of miniature vessels usually decorated with swans.
As common with the group the swans are rendered cursorily in silhouette technique.
For similar examples cf. items no. 1275, 1281, 1287 and 1427 in: M. B. Moore and M. Z. Pease Philippides. The Athenian Agora. Vol. 23. Attic Black-Figured Pottery. Princeton 1986.
Athens, 550-500 BC
H. 3.7 cm (1.5 in)
D. 6.2 cm (2.4 in)
Intact. Minor wear, small craze fixed.
Swiss private collection since 1998.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.