Ancient Art

Gnathian ware skyphos

ca. 325 B.C.

Ceramic (light brown clay: 7.5 YR 6/4). Gnathia ware. Black glaze with added yellow, red, and white pigments painted over.

3 1/4 × 5 3/8 in. (8.2 × 13.6 cm)
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) handles
3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm) without handles
Gift of Ruth I. Stearns
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic
Containers - Ceramics

Found in Italy. Gift of Miss Ruth I. Stearns, who was given the cup ca. 1962 by a young woman she met in a tourist bureau. The woman was the daughter of a man in charge of excavations in all of Italy.


Wendy M. Watson, South Italian Greek Vases: From the collection of George Walter Vincent and Belle Townsley Smith (Springfield, Mass.: G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum, 1986).

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