Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)
- mid-5th century B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); diameter 4 in. (10.1 cm); width with handles 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1941
- Accession Number:
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.