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Silver skyphos (drinking cup)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 11/16 in. (22 cm) Diam.: 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.118
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The skyphos is delicately engraved with four zones of decoration, two with vegetal motifs and two with animals. The foot is restored.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 42(1): no. 49, pp. 9, 22, 37.

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