Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)
- ca. 460 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- Overall: 3 1/4 x 6 5/8in. (8.2 x 16.9cm); diameter 4 3/8in. (11.2cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1967
- Accession Number:
Obverse, Athena with goose
Reverse, Nike (the personification of victory) with phiale (libation bowl) and bird
The goose was traditionally associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Here, a startled goose is addressed by Athena. The shape of the skyphos is a special variety with one vertical, one horizontal handle.