Gnathia Skyphos, Cup


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Skyphos, Cup   (1900.11.0040)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker Attributed to the Knudesen Group
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 300 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 13.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 9.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 7.9 cm
Weight 118 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the width including handles. D3 is the body diameter without handles. The base diameter is 4.0; the rim diameter 7.6.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Light Yellowish Pink ( 5 YR 8/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN GNATHIA. SHAPE AND ORNAMENT Convex body, round handles, disk foot. A, Upper half of the body decorated from tope to bottom with an incised line, egg pattern, two incised lines, wavy band, two incised lines, band of dots above a band, band of ivy, two lines, and line of dots. Decoration stops just short of handles. B, Between handles, two incised lines merging into a single groove on right. Above and below lines, single rows of dots. On lower body, two uneven reserved bands. Underside of foot reserved except for an uneven band of glaze on the edge. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 58, 3. HELLENISTIC, SOUTH ITALIAN SKYPHOS. Convex body, round handles, disk foot. Body decorated with incised lines, dot patterns, dashes.

Description N/A

For similar shape, decoration, and reserved lower body, see the skyphos Bonn 1729 (Green, Gnathia Pottery in the Akademisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1976. p. 9, no. 15, pl. 16b).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 45, Plate 58,3.

Artifact History

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

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