© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.323
Title
Eye Cup: Athena
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 530 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Vulci (Etruria)
Period
Archaic period
Culture
Greek
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
View this object's location on our interactive map
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Black-figure
Dimensions
H. 11.7 x Diam. 21.5 cm (4 5/8 x 8 7/16 in.)
Provenance
Fallani Collection. David M. Robinson, Baltimore, MD, (by 1954-1958), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1960.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.323
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Descriptions
Description
Exterior: Quadripartite with two eye-areas and two handle-areas. In between each set of large eyes is a striding helmeted Athena and under each handle is an inverted lotus pattern; Interior: reserved red circle with two black circles, and dot.
The form has been described as Type A. Mended, rim cracked.
Publication History

David Moore Robinson, "Unpublished Greek Vases in the Robinson Collection", American Journal of Archaeology (Jan., 1956), vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 1-25

Exhibition History

The David Moore Robinson Bequest of Classical Art and Antiquities: A Special Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, 05/01/1961 - 09/20/1961

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/01/2014

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu