Ancient Greek Skyphos


c. 4th century BC. Greek. Black glazed terracotta skyphos with a red-brown ring foot and lower body, a horizontal black line running around the lower body, a black glazed main body extending outwards, two handles, and a lip around the large circular mouth. The interior is glazed black too. The style is characteristic of Apulia in the heel of Italy during this period. Skyphoi were two-handled wine cups designed for drinking.

Size: L:110mm / W:160mm ; 225g

Provenance: From the private collection of a Somerset gentleman; previously in an old British collection, formed in the 1980s on the UK /European art markets.

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