Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Obverse and reverse, owl between laurel sprays

The owl was Athena's animal attribute. It figures most prominently as the device on the reverse of Athenian coinage. It also decorates a rather large group of fifth-century vases such as this one, which are known as owl skyphoi.

Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup), Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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