Results 1 12395
40 Previous Next

Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License

"Mastos" with Combat Scenes


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This shape of drinking-cup is called a "mastos" and resembles a woman's breast. On the front, a soldier whose nudity signifies heroic status advances against two warriors dressed in short tunics; two heralds watch from either side. On the back, a nude warrior confronts a clothed one in a similar scene. Beneath the horizontal handle stands a siren, a mythical creature with a woman's head and a bird's body, whose powers included knowledge of the outcome of battles.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/27/1987Treatmentx-ray
4/25/2001Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Engel-Gros Sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris 1921, no. 38; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Creator
Period
ca. 530 BC (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta; black figure
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.223
Measurements
H: 3 11/16 x W: 7 3/16 x Diam: 5 3/16 in. (9.3 x 18.2 x 13.2 cm)
Geographies

Tags


    Thumbnail: "Mastos" with Combat Scenes Thumbnail: "Mastos" with Combat Scenes Thumbnail: "Mastos" with Combat Scenes Thumbnail: "Mastos" with Combat Scenes Thumbnail: "Mastos" with Combat Scenes
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: "Mastos" with Combat Scenes