Red Figure Glaux (Owl) Skyphos, Cup


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Artifact Identification Red Figure Glaux (Owl) Skyphos, Cup   (1924.02.0001)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 500 – 480 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 15.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 7.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 5.5 cm
Weight 141 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the widest body width including the handles. D3 is the base diameter. Depth body: 9.4 cm. Depth foot: 5.5 cm. Material: fine orange clay, glossy black glaze. Relief contour for curves around eyes.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Orange (5 YR 6/6) -ns Black ( N 2.75/) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTIC RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS (GLAUX) Shape and Ornament: Incurving rim, convex body, torus foot. Disparate handles. Interior completely glazed. Incised line at top of foot. Underside of foot reserved and reddened with concentric bands. On each side an owl between olive sprays. Relief contour for curves around eyes. Ex Baudon Collection. Early fifth century B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 28, 3.

Description N/A

For very similar "glaux" skyphoi, possibly by the same painter, see the skyphos in Vienna 566 (Lamberg Collection) (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Vienna I [Deutschland 5], p. 36, pl. 44:4). Munich 2552 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Munchen 2 [Deutschland 6], p. 27, pl. 95:5).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 22, Plate 28, 3.

Artifact History

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

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