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An Attic Black-figured Siana Cup, attributed to the Taras Painter, the tondo perhaps by the Malibu painter, circa 560-550 B.C.

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An Attic Black-figured Siana Cup, attributed to the Taras Painter, the tondo perhaps by the Malibu painter, circa 560-550 B.C.

An Attic Black-figured Siana Cup, attributed to the Taras Painter, the tondo perhaps by the Malibu painter, circa 560-550 B.C.

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Property from an East Coast Private Collection

An Attic Black-figured Siana Cup

attributed to the Taras Painter, the tondo perhaps by the Malibu painter, circa 560-550 B.C.


each sided painted with two striding panthers alternating with two grazing deer, a vine of ivy leaves encircling the rim, the tondo decorated with a warrior running vigorously to right, wearing a Phrygian helmet, and holding a sword and shield, a scabbard at his side and baldric across his chest, the details in added red, a black-painted prong and encircling band underneath the foot.

Diameter 25.1 cm.

Repaired from several fragments. Clean breaks. Traces of modern paint around handle attachments. Glazed spike underneath foot. Number 205 written in pencil, as well as old Sotheby’s consignment and item label.


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J.L. Theodor collection, Brussels (Sotheby’s, New York, The J.L. Theodor Collection of Attic Black-figure Vases. December 17th, 1998, no. 68, illus.)
Pieter Heesen with contributions by H. A. G. Brijder and J. L. Kluiver, The J. L. Theodor Collection of Attic Black-figure Vases, (Allard Pierson Series, vol. 10), Amsterdam, 1996, pp. 112-114, no. 24, illus.
The authors, op.cit.  p. 113, note that the Taras Painter was a close colleague of the Malibu Painter and that “it seems that they also potted cups which the other one decorated, as can be inferred  from the tondo of this cup. The style of painting and drawing is so close to that of the Malibu Painter that it is difficult to decide whether the warrior was depicted by that painter or by the Taras Painter in imitation of his colleague.”