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Early Corinthian (?) Miniature Kotyle (Cup) Base Fragment

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Early Corinthian (?) Miniature Kotyle (Cup) Base Fragment

615 BCE - 590 BCE

7/8 in. x 1 1/4 in. x 7/8 in. (2.3 cm x 3.2 cm x 2.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2011.17.287
Geography: Europe, Greece, Corinth
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Votive Objects
Collection: Collection of Doreen Canaday Spitzer

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  • bases - Elements at the bottoms of structures or objects upon which the upper parts rest or are supported; for large objects, bases are often relatively massive. For terminal elements upon which objects rest and that are small in relation to the body of the object, use "feet."
  • Corinthian type skyphoi - Refers to a type of skyphos consisting of a thin-walled cup with delicate handles and a ring foot. The form originated in Corinth.
  • Early Corinthian - Refers to the early phase of Corinthian pottery style, dating from around 625 BCE to around 600 BCE. It is characterized by a strong, incisive drawing of designs and a continuation of animal themes used in Proto-Corinthian pottery, but with the widespread addition of decorative elements between figures, usually distinctive rosettes with incised crosses in the petals.
  • miniature - Use to describe objects and beings of a reduced size or scale compared to the average or normal range for its kind.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • 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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