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Corinthian Skyphos
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Corinthian Skyphos

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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.
Date Description Narrative
  • 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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7th-6th century BC
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H: 1 3/8 x W:3 3/16 x Diam: 2 3/16 in. (3.5 x 8.1 x 5.5 cm)
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