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Attic Black-Figure Little Master Lip Cup

Tleson Painter, Tlesonabout 540 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Interior: Sphinx. Exterior: Undecorated save for single palmette at handles; signed by Tleson on both sides.

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  • Title: Attic Black-Figure Little Master Lip Cup
  • Creator: Tleson Painter, Tleson
  • Date: about 540 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Signature: Signed by Tleson, son of Nearchos, as potter
  • Object Type: Cup
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 76.AE.90
  • Inscription: Inscribed between the handles: A: TLESO[NH]ONEARCHOE[POIESEN] B: TL]ESON[HO]NEARCHOEPOESEN
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Classification: Vessels

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