Attic Red-Figure Owl Cup

 

Attic Red-Figure Owl Cup

An ancient Attic Greek pottery cup (glaux) with an owl on each side between olive sprigs.

Athens, Attica.
5th century BC.
Height: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm).

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.

Inv#: 7407

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