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Attic Floral Band Cup, 500-480 BC

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

Tiny craze along the tondo; surface of the inner circles eroded. White dot inside the chain slightly faded. Otherwise intact and fine.

D. 14 cm (5.5 in)
W over handles 19.2 cm (7.6 in)
H. to rim 8.3 cm (3.3 in)

Swiss private collection H., acquired in the late 1970s to early 1980s.

1800 USD

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