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Skyphos (Glaux)
5th century BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
8.3 × 15.7 × 9.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
Accession Number
4783-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Miss Joyce Goodbody, 1941
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Cup-shaped vessel with one horizontal and one vertical handle and a shallow ring base with convex underside (covered with label). Decorated in black-glaze with red-figure decoration of an owl between two laurel branches on either side and a black band on the underside. The clay is pink/orange. The painting of the owl is not detailed. The eyes, rendered by black circles, are close together and the beak is a large dot. There are some dots at the tops of the wings.