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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Period:
Geometric
Date:
late 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Euboean or Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.29 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.594
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The cup can be paralleled by an example from Sicily that seems to be Euboean. It may also be a Cypriot imitation of the Late Geometric III period.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1708, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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