Skyphos, Cup


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Artifact Identification Skyphos, Cup   (1925.04.0001)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 500–475 BCE.
Culture Greek, Attic

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 15.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 9.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 7.8 cm
Weight 177 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handles. D2 is the rim diameter. The foot diameter is 3.6 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

Convex body with slight flared rim and flaring foot. Interior glazed except for reserved center with two concentric circles. Dot band on rim. Underside of foot reserved with two glazed concentric bands. Fine orange clay, glossy black glaze. A-B, Herakles wrestling Triton with a Nereid looking back. Herakles is astride the monster, with both arms locked around its neck. The Triton's bearded head is turned back to left. Nereid wears a long chiton and cloak(?)? to right. The details of her face have been obliterated. ].

Description N/A

For similar scenes on skyphoi ofthe same date and group, see Athens NM 526 (Ahlberg–Cornell, ibid., p. 155, pl.XI, 13 A), and Karlsruhe 198 B. Bulky figures and the dot band on the lip are similar to those on Villa Giulia 1443 (ABV, p. 623; CVA Villa Giulia 3 [Italia 3], pl. 48:1–2).


1989. S. U. Wisseman. CVA, p. 13, PL. 13,1-2. G.Ahlberg-Cornell, Herakles and the Sea-Monster in Black Figure Vase-Painting [Stockhlm 1984], p. 79

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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