Drinking cup (skyphos)

Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
340–330 B.C.
Style of Pavia Painter

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 059.


Height: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Mastoid Skyphos
A. A woman is seated to the left on two yellow-streaked rocks, holding a yellow box or basket in her right hand. She wears shoes, necklace, earrings, bracelets, and radiate stephane, all yellow, as well as a kekryphalos and chiton.
B: A head of a woman wearing a necklace, earring, radiate stephane, and embroidered sakkos faces to the left. The jewelry is yellow, and the stripes of the sakkos are alternately yellow and white.
There are palmettes under the handles and palmette-scrolls flanking both pictures. The upper frames consist of dotted egg-pattern. A wave-pattern circles the lower body below a pair of stripes. There are crude tongues around the inner and outer rim. The reserved band below the rim is colored with a red wash.

(text from Vase-Painting In Italy, catalogue entry no. 59)


By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; November 13, 1958: loaned to MFA by Horace L. Mayer (as 127.58); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 11, 1958

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer