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A Campanian (Greek) skyphos (two-handled deep wine cup)

Mid 4th century BC to late 4th century BC

Campania
Made in a Greek colony in southern Italy.

Black glaze on red clay

Height: 12cm
Diameter: 20cm, maximum
Diameter (excluding handles): 12cm

Museum number: L38

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 544help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Side A
A youth fillet in hair and clad in long himation, standing left.

Side B
(Ruined) A youth, in long himation, standing left.

Ovolo and fillet border at rim; palmettes and large sprays beneath handles; fillet groundline below.

This piece belongs to the one-dot group, the dot occurring in the palmette flower. A dotty border also occurs in the himation. Compare generally with Capua 42.4 and 43.2. The usual/normal scene is youth with spear and youth. A three-dot group also occurs.


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