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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

1st half of 8th century B.C.
Greek, Euboean
H. 2 15/16 in. (7.49 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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.
From Cyprus

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

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

Catling, H. W. 1973. "Observations on the archaeological survey in the area of Philamoundhi, Cyprus." Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus (RDAC), : p. 181, no. 8.

Gjerstad, Einar, Yves Calvet, Vassos Karageorghis, and Jean-Paul Thalmann. 1977. Greek Geometric and Archaic Pottery Found in Cyprus. p. 24, n. 22, pl. I.11, Stockholm: Svenska Institutet i Athen.

Kearsley, R.A. 1989. "The pendent semi-circle skyphos : a study of its development and chronology and an examination of it as evidence for Euboean activity at Al Mina. Master's Diss." Master's Diss. no. 36, p. 20. Institute Of Classical Studies.

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