Skyphos card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Skyphos

51.105.319b

Currently not on display

Information

Skyphos (a type of drinking cup with two handles), a low base drinking verssel with a lower conical body and a cylindrical middle body the neck is also cylndrical and opens in a wide mouth. The cup has two horizontal S shaped handles. There are three panels of decoration on each side of the main body: 2 birds facing a quatrefoil in the middle . Below and above the main zone of decoration are brown-red concentric bands, also on the neck and a thick brown band all around the lower conical body. The neck is missing a small part , the overall clay is buff pink, the interior of the cup is all in dark red to brown slip. One sherd of the cup was joined with the cup. The brown slip is worn and lost in certain areas.