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skyphos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1957,0212.31

  • Description

    Campanian red figured pottery skyphos depicting; A: Draped youth facing towards the left, with his left hand muffled in a bordered mantle, B: Draped youthful figure facing towards the left with a narrow cloak wrapped around both arms, right hand advanced and a long crooked stick leans against his left arm; white accessories.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 360BC-325BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 16.25 centimetres
    • Diameter: 16 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Msc 1272 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1492 bibliographic details
    • LCS 2/671 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp63/4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Found in the museum, but noted on the record card that it is marked Hn Rm in pencil on the base, indicating that it was exhibited in the Hamilton Room and was probably part of the Hamilton Collection.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1957,0212.31

Campanian red figured pottery skyphos depicting; A: Draped youth facing towards the left, with his left hand muffled in a bordered mantle, B: Draped youthful figure facing towards the left with a narrow cloak wrapped around both arms, right hand advanced and a long crooked stick leans against his left arm; white accessories.

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