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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
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.