Exterior, obverse, inscription: fairest of the maidens On interior, a sphinx seated facing right with its paw lifted
This sphinx, the sole and central decoration on this cup, is of an early type. The inscription, hailing the beauty of girls, is unusual. Commonly, the beautiful appearance of young boys, not of girls, is celebrated by Greek vase painters.
Inscription: Inscribed: "fairest of the maidens"
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