Inside the cup is a circular painting representing a mounted Amazon in Persian dress and bearing Persian arms.
Attic red-figure wine cup by Codrus Painter, 430 BC
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- 10 x 28 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,625 ( Total: £6,500)
- Acquired in:
- Bruce McAlpine
The outside bears a frieze of satyrs disguised as athletes, two of whom approach youth accompanied on his journey by a lyre-player. Iconography possibly inspired by a lost comedy with a satyr chorus, appears to be unique in vase painting.
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