Skyphos

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 127.

Dimensions

8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1180

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Decorations: on one side, bands of dots, squares, etc. in white, red and yellow. From the lowest hang bunches of grapes and leaves, in yellow and white. One handle repaired.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #127 (12.1180)
Skyphos
Attributed to the Dotted-spray Group (Webster); attributed
to the Knudsen Group (Green)
about 300 B.C.
On one side there is a band of white egg-pattern on the rim, and below this are a red and yellow fillet framed by incised lines, a row of yellow dots, and a white and yellow grapevine hanging from a red stripe. On the other side, in the handle-zone, is a single white wreath with an incised stem.
The shape and decorative scheme recall earlier skyphoi, such as cat. no. 113, but the drawing of the vine and egg-pattern links it with the Knudsen Group of the early years of the third century (e.g., cat. no. 141).

Provenance

Said to be from Capua (according to Vase-Painting in Italy, p. 203); by date unknown: Miss Helen Griggs Collection; loaned to MFA by Miss Helen Griggs; gift of Mis Helen Griggs to MFA, December 5, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Helen Griggs