Drinking cup (skyphos)

Greek
Archaic Period, Middle Corinthian
about 600–575 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 475.

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.14

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund