Agora Object: P 32411
Inventory Number:   P 32411
Section Number:   ΒΖ 258
Conservation Number:   884
Title:   Red Figure Cup
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Mended from several fragments: almost complete except for sections of rim and chips from bowl.
Torus foot, rising underneath, continuous curve to body outside. Broad, shallow bowl, plain lip. Curving, canted horseshoe handles. Reserved: deep interior of bottom, resting surface and outer face of foot, line halfway up body, inside and outside lip, within handles, and circle within forming tondo. Red-figured design outside and inside. Hasty style, and proportions of figures almost cartoon-like. Inside: a youth, nude except for a cloak draped over the left arm and shoulder, moves right, holding a long crooked stick or staff in his right hand. Outside: tendrils coiled beneath handles lead to 5- or 6-leaved palmettes which frame scenes of youths-unarmed except for shields, in combat. On one side a nude youth holding a shield decorated with a dot rosette, advances to the right, his right hand held low as though grasping a spear. To his right, a second youth seen in rear view retreats to the right, holding a shield decorated with a feline (panther?) and wearing a cloth of some sort from waist to just above knees. His right hand, too, is bent and held low.
On the other side a nude youth, holding an undecorated shield and his right arm held high, advances to right, toward a second youth seen in three-quarter frontal view who is retreating right, holding a shield decorated with an animal, apparently a horse, possibly intended to be a panther. Second youth is also nude and also holds his right arm high, as though grasping a spear.
Good black glaze, Attic clay.
Cf. Agora XII, no. 432, 500-480 B.C.
Context:   Well.
Notebook Page:   1929
Negatives:   95-66-24(25,26,27), 95-66-30(31), 95-66-32, 95-66-33, 88-698, 98-25-7(8), 98-25-9(10,11), 98-25-23(24), 98-25-26(25)
PD Number:   PD 2770-5
Dimensions:   Diam. 0.128; H. 0.049
Material:   Ceramic
Date:   6 July 1995
Section:   ΒΖ
Grid:   J/6,7-2/19,20
Elevation:   Ca. 46.30-46.00m.
Masl:   46-46.3m.
Deposit:   J 2:4
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 46 (2011), p. 238, no. 95, Ills. 1, 9, fig. 92.
    Camp and Mauzy (2009), p. 75, fig. 74.
    Hesperia 65 (1996), p. 250, no. 31, fig. 8, pls. 74, 75, 71a.
Published Type:   Agora XII, no. 432.
References:   Publication: Agora XII
Publication: Hesperia 65 (1996)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 46 (2011)
Report: 1995 Excavations
Images (24)
Deposit: J 2:4
Card: P 32411
Card: P 32411