Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)
ca. 460 B.C.
Overall: 3 1/4 x 6 5/8in. (8.2 x 16.9cm); diameter 4 3/8in. (11.2cm)
Rogers Fund, 1967
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.
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