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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
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.