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Image of South Italian Polychromatic Gnathian Skyphos (Cup) with Vegetal Decoration

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Attributed to
Sidewinder Group
(active ca. 340 BCE - ca. 320 BCE) Primary



South Italian Polychromatic Gnathian Skyphos (Cup) with Vegetal Decoration

Classical-Hellenistic
ca. 340 BCE - 320 BCE
Clay

4 x 3 3/8 x 4 15/16 in. (10.2 x 8.5 x 12.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.116
Geography: Europe, Italy, Apulia
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Skyphoi
Culture/Nationality: South Italian

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  • 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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  • Owner Name: Clarissa Compton Dryden, Class of 1932, MA 1935
    Role: Donor
    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)
    Role: Collector
    Disposal Method: Bequest
    Ownership Start Date: Likely ca. 1900
    Ownership End Date: 1925


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