Attic red-figure wine cup by Codrus Painter

Inside the cup is a circular painting representing a mounted Amazon in Persian dress and bearing Persian arms.

Details

Dimensions:
10 x 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,625 ( Total: £6,500)
Acquired in:
1977
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Bruce McAlpine.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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