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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Period:
Geometric
Date:
1st half of 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Euboean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 15/16 in. (7.49 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.592
  • Description

    Unpretentious though they are as objects, skyphoi with pendant semicircles are of considerable archaeological importance for their diffusion throughout the Mediterranean world. Euboea was active in trade and in the establishment of colonies during the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. The distribution of these skyphoi indicates Euboean presence.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 1711.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 26.

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