Obverse and reverse, frontal quadriga between youths and inscription: Hischylos made [me]
The band-cup was produced concurrently with the lip-cup; the two shapes are often designated Little-Master cups owing to their small scale. The later band-cups often have more ambitious compositions than occur on lip-cups. The subject here is a quadriga, a four-horse chariot, seen from the front. Artistically, the perspective advances beyond the profile horsemen favored by Lydos.
Signature: Signed by Hischylos as potter
Inscription: Inscribed: "Hischylos made [me]"
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