Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

ca. 500 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); diameter 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); width with handles 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Guinea fowl

Birds appear with some frequency on vases at the end of the sixth century B.C. Roosters, geese, herons, and guinea fowl belonged to Athenian households.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 62, 204, pl. 44c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Related Objects

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Date: ca. 480 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 20.246 On view in:Gallery 157

Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Date: mid-4th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 25.190 On view in:Gallery 158

Terracotta loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water)

Date: late 6th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 27.228 On view in:On view

Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase) in the form of a woman holding a dove

Date: mid-6th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 30.11.6 On view in:Gallery 152

Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Date: late 10th–early 9th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 30.118.1 On view in:Gallery 171