Cup card



Currently not on display


Faliscan cup ('chalice'), incised decoration of winged lions.. Thin-walled, typical Orientalizing (7th-century) impasto dark brown fabric; red pigment in the incisions. Faliscan type tall chalice with flat discs atop double-rope handles, sharply pointed thin projections on each side on the carination. Incised scenes: one register on neck with a winged lion with open mouth walking to right on each side. The material culture of the Faliscans was closely related to that of the Etruscans, their nearest neighbours, but with its own distinct style.