Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–325 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Gnathian
Medium:
Terracotta; applied color
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
diameter 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.93
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Bird

The bird is enclosed in a metope bordered above by incised lines and painted dots and on the remaining sides by vine leaves. This kind of decoration anticipates the motifs of birds and tendrils on the white panels among the Museum's Roman frescoes from Boscotrecase.