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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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/22/2009Treatmentcoated
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
7th-6th century BC
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2738
Measurements
H: 1 1/2 x W: 3 3/8 x Diam: 2 5/16 in. (3.8 x 8.5 x 5.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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