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 gooseReverse, 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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