Drinking cup (skyphos)
Archaic Period, Middle Corinthian
about 600–575 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 475.
Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Side A: Two warriors in combat; on either side a large human headed bird with spread wings.
Side B: Two lions vis-à-vis, heads full-front, separated by an elaborate palmette-lotus ornament.
Purchased by Edward Perry Warren in 1894 (according to Warren's records: said to have been found at Corinth. 1889); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund