Even in its restored condition, we can detect the
superb workmanship of this black glazed cup.
The pottery is eggshell fine, the shape elegantly
simple, the glaze the lustrous black associated
with the finest attic vase. As we hold the cup in
our hands, we cannot help but imagine who
might have held it centuries ago. Perhaps it was
some tribal king or noble who had trade relations
with Athens. As we delight in the aesthetic
beauties of this ancient vessel, we share our
pleasure with that long-forgotten individual.