Nov 13, 2009

Black-Figure Kotyle (Drinking Cup): Chain of Women

Black-Figure Kotyle (Drinking Cup): Chain of Women

c. 590–560 BC, with modern repainting/reincising

attributed to Patras Painter

(Greek, Middle Corinthian)

Ceramic

Diameter: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); Overall: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1923.221

Location

Did you know?

The Patras Painter specialized in decorating drinking cups, often with chains of women.

Description

Reassembled from 34 fragments, this cup bears ancient decoration that has been made more legible through modern repainting and re-incising, or re-scratching, of the internal details of figures and rosettes. Because they are irreversible and potentially misleading, such modern interventions are no longer seen as acceptable; when sold in 1922, the cup was described as “repaired,” albeit without additional explanation.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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