Exterior, obverse and reverse, Amazonomachy At the handles, sphinxes
Named after the scholar J.P. Droop who first described the shape, Droop cups were produced between about 540 and 510 B.C. They are characterized by channeling at the top of the stem and, in particular, by the succession of friezes between the main figured zone and the rays at the base of the bowl.
Said to be from Capua (Italy)
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes. pls. XXI, XXXIX, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 60, 202, pl. 42c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. pp. 192, 689, no. 3, Oxford: Clarendon Press.