Proto-Corinthian Kotyle/Skyphos (Cup) Rim and Handle SherdGeometric-Archaic
ca. 725 BCE - ca. 640 BCE
1 15/16 in. x 2 5/16 in. x 1/8 in. (4.85 cm x 5.83 cm x 0.26 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.788
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Skyphoi
This object has the following keywords:
- concentric - Describes two circular or spherical figures, spaces, or objects that have a common center or axis.
- handles - Those portions of, or attachments to, objects that are designed to be grasped by the hand.
- 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.
- vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."
- excludes handle Dimensions: 1 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 1/8 in. (4.85 x 5.83 x 0.26 cm)
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