Attic Red-Figure Owl Cup
An ancient Attic Greek pottery cup (glaux) with an owl on each side between olive sprigs.
This work represents a type of skyphos in which one handle is vertical and the other horizontal. Because these cups are frequently decorated with an owl, the shape is known as a glaux, the Greek word for owl.
Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 41.162.127.
Formerly in a Connecticut private collection, acquired in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1968.