Attic black-figure

Tleson's Little Master cup

Museum: once Castle Ashby
Size: 16cm high, 24cm diameter (Little Master Lip Cup)
Function: convivial
Technique: black-figure
Style: Mature black-figure
Subject/s: one each side a goat with added red and white
Date: mid 6th c.
Analysis: finely made and painted with a single figure on the lip and palmettes at the handle joins that frame a carefully written inscription - Tleson ho Nearcho epoisen – Tleson, son of Nearchos, made [this] – that confirms that the son followed the father in a family trade.

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