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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup) with lid

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
total H. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) H. without cover 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1914
Accession Number:
14.30.8a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the Greek mainland, cup shapes such as the skyphos and kylix do not have lids. This Lydian variety certainly reflects a specific function.
Excavated at Sardis

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