**Originally Listed At $600**
Greece, Corinth, ca. 7th to 6th century BCE. A delicate, thin-walled skyphos, a dual-handled, deep cup. This type of skyphos was extremely popular and was exported from Athens throughout the Greek world, including into Italy. This particular example has two horizontal handles attached just below the lip. It stands on a disc-like foot with a narrowed leg. Around the lower part of the vessel is a register of long-bodied ibexes, their heads cast downward. Size: 5.6" W x 2.5" H (14.2 cm x 6.4 cm)
During this time, Corinthian plates showed the influence of eastern trade connections with the city - creating art with stylized plants and animal friezes, inspired by trade with the Levant, Egypt, and Assyria. This is known as the "Orientalizing Period." The animals shown here probably symbolize a hunting scene, depicting animals likely to be kept by nobility in special hunting preserves in the ancient Near East. The incised detail, combined with trade from Corinth to Attica, may have inspired the incised silhouettes of the black-figure period.
Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection
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Repaired from multiple pieces with restoration of the break lines and handles almost completely restored. Artwork around body is original and in nice condition in most places, with some light wear commensurate with age. Light deposits on surface.