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Drinking cup (skyphos)

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Side A: Two warriors in combat; on either side a large human headed bird with spread wings. Side B: Two lions vis-à-vis, heads full-front, separated by an elaborate palmette-lotus ornament.

Provenance

Purchased by Edward Perry Warren in 1894 (according to Warren's records: said to have been found at Corinth. 1889); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, Middle Corinthian, about 600–575 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 475.

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.14

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels