Gnathia Cup


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Cup   (1922.01.0057)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker Attributed to the Laurel Spray Group
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 320 – 300 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 14.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 10.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 7.3 cm
Weight 187 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handle. D3 is the rim diameter.
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 CUP Shape and Ornament: Squat body with tall neck and slightly flaring mouth, high fluted strap handle, foot in two degrees. Interior glazed to top of body. Neck decorated from top to bottom with egg pattern, double incised lines, wavy band, and ivy leaves with a double incised vine. On the body, a vine with grape bunches. Upper part of stepped foot reserved and reddened, underside glazed. Accessory Colors: Red: half of wavy band and stem. White: egg pattern, ivy leaves, half of grape leaves and bunches. From Sardinia. Attributed to the Laurel Spray Group by J. R. Green (in a letter dated 8/14/79). Late fourth century B. C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 58, 6.

Description N/A

Verona 187 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Verona I [Italia 34], p. 14, pl. 20:3). Bonn 1728 (Green, Gnathia Pottery in the Akademisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1976. P. 10, no. 18, pl. 19a) and Bonn 162 (ibid., no. 19, pl. 16b).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 46, Plate 58, 6.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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