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. 138.

Dimensions

10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.322

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stem of the foot is divided from the body by a deep incision that cuts off the tips of the ribs.
There is vertical ribbing on the body, topped on either side by a row of yellow dots above a white stripe. On either side of the rim is a band of yellow wave-pattern framed by yellow stripes. There is a row of yellow spots on the foot. A single black band cicles the reserved stem.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #138
Skyphos
Early 3rd century B.C.
Shape: Similar in shape to the preceding cup, cat. no. 137, but with a foot in two degrees, closer to that of cat. no. 133. The stem of the foot is divided from the body by a deep incision that cuts off the tips of the ribs.
There is vertical ribbing on the body, topped on either side by a row of yellow dots above a white stripe. On either side of the rim is a band of yellow wave-pattern framed by yellow stripes. There is a row of yellow spots on the foot. A single black band circles the reserved stem.

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