Fashion & Textiles Gallery Level 2, NGV International
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.