Large kotyle skyphos of Corinthian shape decorated with black glaze - ROM2018_16836_6

ROM2018_16836_6

Large kotyle skyphos of Corinthian shape decorated with black glaze

Maker: Signed by "Teisias the Athenian" as potter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Boeotia, Greece; found in Tanagra, Boeotia
Date: about 520-510 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
22.4 × 44.0 cm
Object number: 919.5.135
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
Description

This large cup (skyphos or kotyle) was made in Boeotia, as is shown by the clay and by the findspot, but is signed by an Athenian potter in the scratched inscription beneath one handle. Teisias was working away from home, probably at Tanagra. The shape of this cup imitates a Corinthian shape, but was common in Athenian pottery.

Collection:
Greek World
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