Black-Figure "Eye Cup" Artist: FC Painter (P. Heesen)

ca. 530–520 B.C.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art

Clay with white paint applied over black paint; black-figure


4 5/8 × 15 3/16 × 12 3/16 in. (11.7 × 38.5 × 30.9 cm)
height to handle: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm)
diameter of foot: 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm)

Credit Line

Yale University Art Gallery

Accession Number



Late Archaic


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



Probably ex collection J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913); ex collection Frederic W. Stevens (1839-1928); at Yale prior to 1967.
  • Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 75, no. 58, pl. 115.4-117, fig. 53
  • Thomas Mannack, "Beazley Archive Database," (accessed 1997–2019),
  • Pieter Heesen, The J. L. Theodor Collection of Attic Black-Figure Vases, 10 (Amsterdam: Allard Pierson Museum, 1996), 189, 191
  • Arnold Lewis, Steven McQuillin, and J. Turner, The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from "Artistic Houses" (New York: Dover Publications, 1987), 48–9, fig. 22
  • Dietrich von Bothmer, Amazons in Greek Art (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), 71, no. 19, pl. LI, 3
  • D. W. Sheldon, Artistic Houses: Being a series of Interior Views of a Number of the Most Beautiful and Celebrated Homes in the United States, with a Description of the Art Treasures Contained Therein, 67 ed., printed for L. M. Bates, New York, 2 vols. (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1883–84), 101, vol. I, part 2, pl. 10, ill
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Additional information


Incised graffito under foot; see imgaes for drawing.\r\n\r\nAlso monogram "JPM" drawn in pencil under the foot, seemingly identical to that on the restored foot of 1909.12; see the CVA entry for that vase for the relation of this monogram to the provenance of both vases to the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan; see images.

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