Corinthian Black-Figured Stemless Cup

SKU: MS.0112

Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: Middle Corinthian, c. 600 - 575 BC
Dimensions: 5.5" Diameter excluding handles (14cms)
Medium: Terracotta

Extremely spirited, the interior displays a figure of a dancing fat-bellied komast, wearing a short padded tunic with exaggerated buttocks, rosettes in the field, the exterior with thin pointed rays around the foot and details in added red.

The Thétis collection, Geneva, Switzerland. Property from the Thétis Collection; Sotheby's, London, 23 May 1991, lot 62. with Charles Ede, London, 1993. with E. Bader, Lugano, Switzerland. with Gallerie Serodine, Ascona, 1997.

Repaired from fragments with infill and over-painting along the repair lines. A triangular section of restoration from the rim down between the rosette and the back of the figure's head to the back of their neck, measuring along the rim approx. 8 cm. One handle restored with area of rim around handle restored. Various small repaired chips to rim. Various wear to the painted decoration including rubbed patch to belly, wear and rubbing to the added red decoration on interior and to exterior bands. Exterior with dark dirt speckling to the surface around the rays.

J.-L. Zimmermann, Collection de la Fondation Thétis, Geneva, 1987, pp. 33-34, no. 68.



Corinthian Black-Figured Stemless Cup


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