Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)
mid-5th century B.C.
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); diameter 4 in. (10.1 cm); width with handles 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1941
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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