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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
Inscription
inscribed on each side, under the female head in Greek script: (a row of meaningless Greek letters)
Accession Number
D118-1969
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1969
© Public Domain
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 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.