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droop cup

A kylix with decorative bands and a heavier construction than that of the Little Master cups (see "Lip Cup" and "Band Cup").

Shape: These cups usually have a concave black lip, which is marked off clearly from the body, and a tall stemmed foot. The whole body below the lip is usually covered with decorative bands, such as a band of silhouette animals ( which usually appears upside down). The stem is characterized by a plain fillet and a grooved band (near the top of the stem). The foot is convex and the edge is glazed black. The interior is black save for a reserved band below the the top of the lip. Sometimes the interior contains a reserved tondo. This cup has a balance of light and dark surfaces.

Term: So called after the modern scholar who studied them (pronounced "drope").

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