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Skyphos (Drinking Cup) (Etruria (present-day Italy))

This is a Skyphos (Drinking Cup). It is dated 6th century BC and we acquired it in 1915. Its medium is terracotta. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Museum Skyphos, a Mystery.

This object was donated by Charles W. Gould. It is credited Gift of Charles W. Gould.

  • Brush Brush
  • silver, bristle, wood.
  • Museum purchase from Walter R. Scholz Memorial Fund.
  • 1998-21-2
  • Tile (England)
  • transfer-printed, green-enamelled white pottery.
  • Gift of Mrs. Montgomery Hare.
  • 1940-80-1

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Plaque (England)
  • pate-sur-pate glazed porcelain.
  • Gift of Leon V. Solon.
  • 1920-30-1
  • Platter (England)
  • glazed and lustered earthenware.
  • Museum purchase through bequest of Dona Guimaraes.
  • 1992-124-1

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.)

Cite this object as

Skyphos (Drinking Cup) (Etruria (present-day Italy)); terracotta; H x W x D: 14 x 16.8 x 25.1cm (5 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 9 7/8in.); Gift of Charles W. Gould; 1915-11-31

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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