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Etruscan(?) Black-Gloss Cup-Skyphos (Cup)Classical
Last quarter of 5th century BCE
2 1/2 in. x 7 5/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (6.4 cm x 19.3 cm x 12.1 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.1851
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Skyphoi
This object has the following keywords:
- Classical - Refers to an ancient Greek style and period that begins around 480 BCE, when the Greek city-states defeated the Persian invaders, and ends around 323 BCE, with the death of Alexander the Great. It is characterized by the rebuilding of cities after the Persian wars, the flourishing of philosophy, drama, architecture, sculpture, painting, and the other arts. In the visual arts, it is known for the mastery of the human form and sophistication of architectural design.
- 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.
- 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.
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