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. 139.

Dimensions

7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.795

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

ribbed body. Around the rim, a wave pattern in yellow paint. Around the base, dots. One handle broken.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #139 (12.795)
Cup-Skyphos
Early 3rd century B.C.
Shape: The body is essentially the same as that of the ring-handled kantharos, cat. no. 136, while the foot is similar to that of the preceding cup, at. no. 138. The handles are tilted sharply upward.
The body has vertical ribbing, topped on both sides by a white stripe, which extends beneath the handles. Around the rim is a yellow wave-pattern framed by yellow stripes. There is a row of yellow dots on the grooved, echinus foot. The concave stem is reserved.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Eliot Norton Collection; by date unknown: collection of the Misses Norton; gift of the Misses Norton to MFA, August 15, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Norton