c. 470–460 BC
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(Greek, Attic, active 480–460 BC)
Overall: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.533.b
Find spot: Orvieto
Painted on the back side of this fragment is ORVIETO, its likely findspot more than a century ago.
A bit of preserved lip shows that this fragment comes from a kylix, or drinking cup. A finely dressed woman, with earring and headband, reaches out with her right hand, now lost but once holding a wreath in added red paint. Relief lines standing above the surface outline the face, neck, arm, and other details.
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