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Cup skyphos

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In shape like a skyphos, but much shallower. Thin walls; ring base; horizontal loop handles. Covered with black glaze inside and out. On bottom, black concentric circles on red ground. Intact.

Provenance

According to the donor the skyphos was probably acquired about 1837-1840 by Rev. Charles Lowell on a trip to Europe; by dates unknown: inherited by James Russell Lowell, followed by Mabel Lowell Burnett and finally by Dr. Francis L. Burnett (who loaned the skyphos to MFA, January 20, 1917 as 33.17); by date unknown, probably in 1966: inherited by Helen Read Burnett from her husband, Dr. Francis L. Burnett; October 13, 1985: inherited by Frances Lowell Burnett from Helen Read Burnett; gift of Frances Lowell Burnett to MFA, November 20, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Frances Lowell Burnett

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th century B.C.

Dimensions

D: 0.107 m., H: 0.05 m.

Accession Number

1991.660

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Glaze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels