Skyphos, Cup, Black-Glaze


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Artifact Identification Skyphos, Cup, Black-Glaze   (1900.11.0036)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical Period, 5th century BCE
Culture Greek, Attic

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 20.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 15.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 9.6 cm
Weight 446 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handles. D2 is the diameter without the handles. The base diameter is 8.8 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Brownish Orange ( 2.5 YR 5/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

SHAPE AND ORNAMENT Broad convex body with incurved shoulder, round handles with slightly upturned tops, torus foot offset by two grooves. Interior of handles and underside reserved. Wide glazed band around a central dot on underside. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 34, 6.

Description N/A

For similar skyphoi with grooves above narrower bases, see: Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum 971.165.418 (Hayes, Greek and Italian Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum, p. 44, no. 71) Athens, Agora P 15972 (Sparkes and Talcott, The Athenian Agora vol. 12: Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C., pp. 84, 258, no. 333, fig. 4, pl. 15).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 32, Plate 34,6.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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