Description This miniature skyphos, or cup, bears a simple linear decoration in black-glaze. This vessel reflects a trend in Corinthian pottery production of miniature vessels that seem to have been created as votives. Their small size precludes any practical function. Numerous examples of two-handled skyphoi and other vessel shapes have been found in a variety of sanctuaries; they have played a role in the ritual activity at these sites.
- Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Mika Skouze, Athens, Greece [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Richard Hubbard Howland, Washington, D.C., Spring 1951, by gift; Walters Art Museum, 1996, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. Richard Hubbard Howland, 1996
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