From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis cup would have been used to drink wine at a symposium (drinking parties). Its form is much heavier than that of the Corinthian type skyphoi, with relatively thick walls, sturdy handles and a torus (tyre-shaped) foot.
The resting surface and the underside of the floor are reserved, the latter reddened and decorated with two circles and a central dot. The inner face of the foot is black.
On both sides of the cup is an owl, facing right, between olive branches. The ground line runs all around the vase.
Date Madeca. 450-425 BC
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyRed-figure
Style and IconographyAttic
Style and IconographyType A
Style and IconographyAnimal art
TechniqueSlip trailing (relief line)
TechniqueThrowing (pottery technique)
MeasurementsHeight 90mm; Diameter 110mm.
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals in art
Subject and Association KeywordsBirds in art
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineFrom the collection of H.D. Broadhead; Donated by Mrs Broadhead, 1968.
Object TypeDrinking Vessels
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