Collection Online
Medium
earthenware
Measurements
12.6 × 40.7 × 32.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
Accession Number
1730-D4
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1957
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
A large two-handled, stemmed cup. In the tondo (interior floor) a bearded silen runs to left with a wineskin and thyros. On the exterior Side A: Herakles approaches the sleeping giant Alkyoneus, with Hermes, Hypnos, Athena and perhaps Telamon. Side B: Dionysus is central with two oxen and two Maenads. Below the handles is a large ivy leaf and below the scenes is a meander band. The cup was misfired and much of the glaze is discoloured.