Terracotta skyphos (drinking cup)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Painted pottery from Sardis reflects both local aspects of Lydian pottery as well as its diversity, which includes elements from Greek and Phrygian artistic traditions. Although the skyphos is a characteristically Greek shape, this locally made vase is decorated in the Lydian style of painted "streaky-glaze" pottery, in which a variety of tonalities were created by brushing red or brown slip in uneven densities.

Terracotta skyphos (drinking cup), Terracotta, Lydian

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