South Italian Polychromatic Ribbed Gnathian Skyphos (Cup) with Bird and Vegetal Decoration
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South Italian Polychromatic Ribbed Gnathian Skyphos (Cup) with Bird and Vegetal DecorationHellenistic
ca. 300 BCE
4 7/8 x 4 15/16 x 6 3/8 in. (12.4 x 12.5 x 16.2 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- cups - Open bowl-shaped vessels, used chiefly for drinking, often having one handle, but sometimes two handles or none, generally on a low foot-ring; also includes similar bowl-shaped vessels, generally without handles, resting on a stem and supported by a spreading foot. Occasionally made with a lid.
- Gnathian - Refers to a style of vase decoration that is named for the site at Gnathia, Apulia, Italy, and dates from around 350 BCE through the early third century BCE. It is characterized by ornamentation painted in red and white on a black surface, and it has an apparent counterpart in the West Slope ware of Attica.
- skyphoi - A type of drinking vessel in the shape of a deep cup, usually with two horizontal handles attached to the lip and a small integral foot. In all-black or unglossed plain wares the skyphos was the most common type of cup.
- South Italian - Ancient pottery styles of southern Italy.
Owner Name: Clarissa Compton Dryden, Class of 1932, MA 1935
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Inheritance
Disposal Method: Donation
Ownership Start Date: 1925
Ownership End Date: 1950's to 1980's
Remarks: A relative of archaeologist, Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925), Dryden presented the Ella Riegel Museum with items she inherited from his collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts throughout the 1950s-1980s
Owner Name: Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925)
Disposal Method: Bequest
Ownership Start Date: Likely ca. 1900
Ownership End Date: 1925
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