South Italian Pottery
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South Italian Polychromatic Gnathian Skyphos (Cup) with Objets de ToiletteLate Classical-Early Hellenistic
330 BCE - 300 BCE
2 3/4 x 2 11/16 x 4 9/16 in. (7 x 6.9 x 11.6 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.
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