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An Attic (Greek) stemmed cup by the 'Painter of Vienna 155'.

Second half 4th century BC
Attic

Attica
The area known as 'Attica' is the region of south-eastern Greece ruled by Athens in ancient times.

Height: 8cm
Diameter (including handles): 26cm
Diameter (excluding handles): 20cm

Museum number: HR16

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 513help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Side A: a nude athlete with strigil, standing to the left between two male figures holding staffs and clad in bordered himations.

Side B: Variant on the same scene.

Inside: Winged Thanatos flying right, raising right hand to crown (?) or present fillets to (?) a youth running right and looking back, chlamys over left arm.

There are triple palmettes beneath and beside the handles.

This cup is by the Painter of Vienna 155 (Beazley-Corbett). CVA,Vienna.

It was originally displayed by Soane in the Picture Room Recess, on the shelf that runs around it at high level and was replaced there during the restoration of 1999-2000.


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk