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Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion
Artist:Ure's Group III (attributed) Culture Group:AthenianTitle:Droop cup Date:c. 540 - 530 BCE Medium:Ceramic Culture: Greek, Athenian Dimensions:H. 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.) D. of mouth 27 cm (10 5/8 in.) D. including handles 35 cm (13 ¾ in.) D. of foot 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.) Credit Line:Gift of Barbara Newborg, M.D., from the collection of Walter Kempner, M.D. Accession number:2006.1.62 Label Copy: This cup is a very fine example of a particular class of drinking cup named Droop (pronounced 'Drope') for J. P. Droop, the scholar who first studied them. It depicts two heroic battle scenes between the handles: warriors and charioteers, proceeding from left and right, clash at the center. The intricate patterning below the handles takes the form of a folded ribbon and below that a net of pomegranates. The cup was clearly meant to be enjoyed by the user's drinking companions, who would have seen this intricate pattern as the drinker drained its contents. Provenance: Provenance: Ars Antiqua AG, Lucerne, 1967.

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