Drinking cup (skyphos)

Greek
Late Geometric Period
735–720 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.714

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Light clay. Skyphos interior has waterbirds, band of zig-zag, band of concentric circles, band of zig-zags, and flower with eight cross-hatched petals at center. Exterior has badn of zig-zags below lip. Between handles on each side, a panel with five waterbirds, flanked by chevron columns and vertical lines. Below this, a band of zig-zags, band of tangential circles; rest of body and small base painted dark.
On bottom: rings of dots around angular whirligig.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, November 12, 1959, for $ 110.00

Credit Line

Classical Dept Purchase Fund