by 1980 -
Leon Lévy, 1926 - 2003, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.
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Attic Bilingual Eye Cup
Athens, Greece (Place Created)
about 510 B.C.
13.2 × 31.7 cm (5 3/16 × 12 1/2 in.)
Gift of Leon Levy
The cup is broken and restored, executed in both red and black figure techniques Interior: The interior decoration is mostly missing. Preserved in the tondo, in black-figure, are the two feet and lower hem of a running figure, perhaps Dionysos, carrying a grapevine. Exterior: The exterior is executed in red-figure technique. Side A shows, between the eyes, a helmeted hoplitodromos with a shield decorated with a raven device. Side B shows a crouching, helmeted hoplite between two eyes with a shield decorated with a horse device . Around the handles are large closed palmettes. Added red is used for the inner circles of the irises and the pupils of the eyes.
Galerie Gunter Puhze. Kunst der Antike, Katalog 2 (1980), p. 18, no. 128.
"Acquisitions/1983." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), p. 244, no. 66.
Kirsch, Eva. Greeks in the Boot: Greek Influences in the Italian Peninsula As Reflected in the Pottery of Various Regions, ca. 800-200 B.C., exh. cat. (San Bernardino: California State University San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, 2014), Red Figure Technique, entry 4, ill.