Terracotta Little Master cup

Greek, Attic, black-figure,

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

03.24.31: exterior, obverse and reverse, sphinx standing over a nude man

The larger cup demonstrates the basic decorative format of this popular shape. Here, the inscriptions are meaningless strings of letters framing the figural composition, but on other examples, they accurately record the artist's name, label characters depicted, or offer greetings. Little Master cups can be dated more precisely than most Etruscan vases and so are important indicators of the date of this tomb.

Terracotta Little Master cup, Terracotta, Greek, Attic, black-figure,

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.

side 1