Magna Graecia, Campanian, ca. 4th century BCE. An elegant blackware wine cup (skyphos) of a classic form with impressively thin walls, a short ringed foot with a concentric circle makers mark, and twin horizontal loop handles. The blackware finish is particularly well-preserved, and the silhouette is especially curvaceous. A special piece most likely used for drinking wine at symposia. A lovely example! Size: 8.875" W handle span x 5.5" H (22.5 cm x 14 cm)
Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-Gorney Mosch; ex-private German collection
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Both handles reattached with restoration over the breaklines. A few restored surface pock marks and several restored rim chips. Nice makers mark beneath the base with some mineral deposits and a collection label as well.