Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Attributed to the CA Painter

Period: Late Classical

Date: ca. 350–325 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Campanian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891

Accession Number: 91.1.444

Description

The CA Painter was the leading artist of a large Campanian workshop situated at Cumae rather than Capua. The frequent representation of Oscan warriors indicates the different environment. The Oscans were the original inhabitants of the region of Campania, and their language continued to be spoken until the first century B.C. The tripartite breastplate and the helmet with a crest and plumes are characteristic equipment of the warriors.

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