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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); diameter 4 in. (10.1 cm); width with handles 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.127
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse and reverse, owl between olive sprigs

This work represents a type of skyphos in which one handle is vertical and the other horizontal. Because an owl is frequently the decoration, the shape is known as a glaux, the Greek word for owl.
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