c. 590–560 BC, with modern repainting/reincising
(Greek, Middle Corinthian)
Diameter: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); Overall: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)
Dudley P. Allen Fund 1923.221
The Patras Painter specialized in decorating drinking cups, often with chains of women.
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.
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