Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

Black-Figure Band Skyphos (Drinking Cup): Sirens, Stags, and Panthers

Black-Figure Band Skyphos (Drinking Cup): Sirens, Stags, and Panthers

c. 540 BC

attributed to Group of Rhodes 11941

(Greek, Attic)

Ceramic

Diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.); Overall: 13.1 x 29.9 cm (5 3/16 x 11 3/4 in.); Diameter of foot: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Bequest of Maud Eells Corning 1992.368

Location

Did you know?

Three of four stags on this cup each appear to have just one ear.

Description

A siren, a mythological woman-headed bird, stands at the center of the figural band on either side of this cup, her wings spread and head turned to the left. Flanking her are a pair of grazing stags, with a panther on either side facing inward. Inside, the cup is sparsely decorated, its reserved tondo holding a dot within concentric circles.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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