Archaic Kotyle (Cup) Body SherdArchaic
11/16 in. x 11/16 in. x 1/8 in. (1.8 cm x 1.8 cm x 0.3 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2011.17.349
Geography: Europe, Greece, Corinth
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Skyphoi
Collection: Collection of Doreen Canaday Spitzer
This object has the following keywords:
- Archaic - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by fine, plain buff pottery tempered with straw that is sometimes decorated with simple red or orange painted designs.
- bodies - Those parts of containers that enclose the contents, as distinguished from accessory components such as covers, handles, and applied decoration.
- 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.
- 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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