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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); diameter 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); width with handles 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.125
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Guinea fowl

Birds appear with some frequency on vases at the end of the sixth century B.C. Roosters, geese, herons, and guinea fowl belonged to Athenian households.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 7, Gallatin pl. 8.6, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 62, 204, pl. 44c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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