A large ancient Corinthian skyphos with a frieze depicting a lion and lioness ambushing an ibex. Rosettes fill the field.
The production of pottery from the northern Peloponnesian city of Corinth began around 720 BC and continued until about 550 BC. Corinthian clay is much more pale than the iron rich red clay of Athens in Attica that later supplanted it as the main Greek export ware in the Mediterranean.
Formerly in a New York private collection.