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Little Master Lip cup (Attic black-figure ware)
550 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
13.2 × 28.4 × 21.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
Accession Number
D118-1969
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1969
© Public Domain
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
A small, two-handled, stemmed cup decorated in the miniaturist style with a woman's head on either side of the lip; the head of a young woman in a red cap with lattice pattern (incised), red peplos, earrings and necklace. On the reserved band below the lip is a row of meaningless letters and a palmette tendril either side of the handles. The interior, handles, stem and base are black-glazed.