Greek Geometric Skyphos


Greek Geometric Skyphos

An ancient Greek Geometric skyphos with strap handles, the body decorated in dark slip with horizontal bands around the everted lip and a panel of zig-zags, and crosses on each side.

Middle Geometric, ca. 800-750 BC.
Maximum width: 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm).

Geometric pottery production began as Greece reemerged from the Dark Age after the decline of Mycenaean Bronze Age civilization. Geometric pottery was austere but precise in its execution. The shapes and decorative motifs that would eventually be predominant in Classical Greek vase painting are at first evident in Greek Geometric pottery of the 8th century BC.

cf.: J. Boardman, Early Greek Vase Painting, 11th - 6th Centuries B.C., (London, 1998).

Formerly in a New York private collection since the 1960's.

Inv#: 3797


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