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

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.


Bruce McAlpine.

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Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB
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