Skyphos card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Skyphos

49.31.2

Currently not on display

Information

Two-handled deep drinking cup ('cup-skyphos)., with a wide ring base, a conicall body and two sides handles that curve and turn upwards. The decoration is in the black-figure on red background style and is attributed to the Haimon Group of painters. ( a conventional name associated with a profilic group of pottery painters from the early 5th century BC ).The main body of the skyphos has a red band with decoration of two black figured men. One is standing and seems to be leading the three horses and the other one is behind him, on a chariot. Details of the horses and the drapery and hair of the men as well as the outline of the chariot are in sgrafitto (inscribed). The legs of the horses are represented very schematically. Two decorative palmettes frame the scene of the two men on both sides of the cup.