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Stemless cup: Loan Ant.103.25

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Current Location: Gallery 21




Stemless cup, head of Orpheus uttering oracles; A: the head of Orpheus giving oracles, under the direction of Apollo, to a seated youth who takes them down with a stilus and tablets; B: a Muse with a lyre, another stands by with a taenia

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 0.19 m
Height: 0.06 m
Width: 0.25 m

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Place(s) associated

  • Athens ⪼ Attica ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1991)


Production date: 410 BC

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