Skyphos

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
early 3rd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 137.

Dimensions

10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.321

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The reserved stem of the foot is offset from the body. The foot is steeply terraced in three degrees. There is vertical ribbing on the body. On either side of the rim is a band of yellow wave-pattern framed by multiple white stripes. Much of the wave-pattern on one side has been repainted in white. The reserved stem of the foot is decorated with two black stripes.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #137 (88.321)
Skyphos
Early 3rd century B.C.
Shape: The reserved stem of the foot is offset from the body, which seems to nestle inside it. The foot is steeply terraced in three degrees. For the general shape, compare the more elegant skyphos, cat. no. 133.
There is vertical ribbing on the body. On either side of the rim is a band of yellow wave-pattern framed by multiple white stripes. Much of the wave-pattern on one side has been repainted in white. The reserved stem of the foot is decorated with two black stripes.
Compare Lecce 3882(Bernardini, Vasi, p. 11, pl. 19,6)

Provenance

By date unknown: Dr. Henry J. Bigelow Collection; gift of Dr. Henry J. Bigelow to MFA, March 6, 1888

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Henry J. Bigelow