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What is this?

Tapering cylindrical form with two horizontal handles at rim, circular foot. Black and terracotta colored decoration consists of female figure dressed in chiton, running toward right with wreath in hand, and a nude youth seated on rock, facing right, staff in hand. Under the handles, symmetrical ornaments based on the palmette.

This is a drinking cup (skyphos) from Italy. It is dated 6th century BC and we acquired it in 1915. Gift of Charles W. Gould. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

terracotta

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 14 x 16.8 x 25.1cm (5 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 9 7/8in.)

This object was catalogued by Carl C. Dauterman and donated by Charles W. Gould

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