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Drinking cup (skyphos)

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Skyphos with two reflex handles. Interior: thick bands of slip, thin bands of reserve and reserved circle at center. Exterior: lines, wolftooth, checkerboard between handles, lines, and band of slip. On handles: crosses and vertical lines. 34 fragments restored 1972. Dated 740-725 B.C.


By 1971: Mrs. William L. Payson Collection; loaned to MFA by Mrs. William L. Payson as 15.1971; gift of Mrs. William L. Payson to MFA, May 21, 1986

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Loaned by Mrs. Wm L. Payson; gift of same

Greek, Late Geometric Period, 750–730 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World