Detail View: The AMICA Library: Siana Cup

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1965.78
AMICA Library Year: 
2003
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Nationality: 
Greece, 6th Century BC
Creator Name-CRT: 
Greece, 6th Century BC
Title: 
Siana Cup
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Detail
Creation Date: 
575-550 BC
Creation Start Date: 
-575
Creation End Date: 
-550
Materials and Techniques: 
black-figure terracotta
Classification Term: 
Ceramic
Style or Period: 
Greece, 6th Century BC
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 26.8cm, Overall: 14.1cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1965.78
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edgar A. Hahn
Rights: 
Provenance: 
Dr. Jacob Hirsch, NY; Conde de Lagunillas, Havana, Cuba
Context: 
The group of early figure-decorated cups of this type are named after a cemetery in Rhodes where many of them were found. In the 6th century, some Attic workshops started making small vases in order to compete in the commercial export market. They copied the popular miniaturist syle of Corinthian ware (see Corinthian lekythos 1915.532).
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1965.78det01.tif