Attic Black-Figure Band Cup: Lionesses and Goats

 
Culture
Greek
Creation date
Materials
terracotta
Dimensions
5 5/8 x 8 3/8 (diam.) in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
Accession number
47.36
Collection
Currently On View In
Leah and Charles Redish Gallery - K312

During the archaic period of Greek art, “band cups” tested the ability of vase painters to compress the field of representation into a slender horizontal band devoid of setting.  Lionesses and goats—predators and prey—are a common subject.

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Greek Art

During the archaic period of Greek art, “band cups” tested the ability of vase painters to compress the field of representation into a slender horizontal band devoid of setting.  Lionesses and goats—predators and prey—are a common subject.