Attic black-figure band cup decorated with a lotus and palmette chain. The reserved tondo with concentric circles, a reserved band close to the inner face of the rim.
The gently rounded floor with a barely offset lip and upturned handles.
For a related cup in Geneva, cf. CVA Geneva, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire 2, 34, pl. (122) 66.5
Athens, 500-480 BC
D. 14 cm (5.5 in)
W over handles 19.2 cm (7.6 in)
H. to rim 8.3 cm (3.3 in)
Tiny craze along the tondo; surface of the inner circles eroded.
White dot inside the chain slightly faded.
Otherwise intact and of fine condition.
Swiss private collection, acquired in the late 1970s.
Joined by a search of the Art Loss Register Database.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.