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skyphos

ancient Greek drinking cup, usually with winged-handles

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Container for Domestic Use
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This Skyphos container for domestic use, with its interior surface showing the orange-colored clay, is a drinking cup with two handles ornamented simply and prominently.

This container was found among a collection for domestic use that includes drinking cups with two horizontal handles; one of them is decorated in the form of a plant branch and another is ornamented with simple ring shapes. There is also a flat shallow dish. All of these are made of black painted clay.

Among the collection is a bowl with a rounded base and a wider body, having an upper rim slightly bent inwards.

Dimensions:  Diameter 6.2 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Greco-Roman

Technique:

General Techniques
  Pottery Technique

Style:

Middle Hellenistic

Materials:

Pottery
Type Type

Type:

Skyphos Cup

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Location: 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum

Created: 

Governorate of Alexandria
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Created: 

2nd Century BC
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