Proto-Corinthian Kotyle/Skyphos (Cup) Rim SherdGeometric-Archaic
ca. 725 BCE - ca. 640 BCE
1 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/8 in. (2.7 x 4 x 0.3 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.757
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Skyphoi
This object has the following keywords:
- chevrons - Simple geometric forms composed of Vs used singly, in a vertical series, or in a string to form a zigzag.
- Corinthian - Refers to a pottery style created in the city and region of Corinth in the Peloponnese in south-central Greece, and exported extensively in other parts of Greece, Italy, and Egypt, particularly in the second half of the seventh century BCE and the first half of the sixth century BCE. It is characterized by large vessels and bold decoration arranged in friezes covering most of the surface. Designs are in black-figure on a light terra-cotta background, with red, white, and incised additions. Motifs may have been inspired by Eastern textiles and typically include animals, monsters, or human figures, with ornaments such as dots, leaves, or rosettes scattered over the background.
- Proto-Corinthian - Refers to the Orientalizing phase of Greek art in Corinth, from about 720 to 620 BCE, which is roughly contemporary with the Proto-Attic phase in Athens. The Proto-Corinthian pottery style developed in Corinth in the eighth century BCE and lasted until around 640 BCE. It is characterized by vessels that are usually cups, jugs, or perfume pots, with decoration that is at first geometric and later includes animal and human figures, with occasional Eastern curvilinear ornamentation. The later examples are distinctive for the rounded contours and animation of the figures, painted in outline and silhouette, with added designs in incision and white color.
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
- 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.
- stripes - Long, narrow bands, typically of a different color.
- maximum length Dimensions: 1 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/8 in. (2.66 x 3.969 x 0.32 cm)
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