Skyphos

Italic, Latin, Faliscan
Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Etruria, Cumae

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 175.

Dimensions

8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1181

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #175 (12.1181)
Skyphos
Faliscan
Possibly the Fluid Group (Beazley); attributed to the Barbarano Group (Cavagnaro Vanoni and Serra Ridgway); attributed to the Circle of Ful Sakkos Painter (Padgett and Hermann)
Late 4th century B.C.
A: A large femal head wearing a sakkos is in profile to the left. There are traces of yellow on the spotted sakkos.
B: A bird, possibly a dove, stands in profile to the left, its feathers drawn in black, yellow, and white.
There are palmettes and scrolling tendrils under the handles and framing the figures.
Similar skyphoi from Tarquinia (e.g., Tarquinia 69708 and 69710) have been assigned to the Barbarano Group by Cavagnaro Vanoni and Serra Ridgway (Vasi etruschi, p. 85, no. 69). Within this group, very similar skyphoi, again from Tarquinia, have been attributed to the Full Sakkos Group by Pianu (Figure rosse, nos. 60,62,70,73-75O). The inspiration may have been Campanian skyphoi such as Budapest T. 777(CVA 1 pl. 48, 4-7).

Provenance

Said to be from Cumae (Vase-Painting in Italy, p. 260); by date unknown: Miss Helen Griggs Collection; loaned to MFA by Miss Helen Griggs; gift of Miss Helen Griggs to MFA, December 5, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Helen Griggs