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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 7.59 cm.
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Bequest of Richard B. Seager, 1926
Accession Number:
26.31.443
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This type of skyphos, with fine walls that taper to a narrow base, originated in Corinth during the seventh century B.C. and continued to be made in Athens into the fourth century B.C.
Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 28, fig. 176, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 103, 244, pl. 84g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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