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Red-figure skyphos: GR.4.2014

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Current Location: In storage


red-figure skyphos




A red-figure skyphos on a ring foot, with two horizontal handles just under the rim of the vessel. Side (a) displays a seated female figure with phiale and wreath, side (b) a seated nude youth with a phiale and wreath. Both figures sit on rocks. Stylistically the vessel belongs to the ‘Rochester group’ which is characterized by a preference for the so-called ‘open treatment’ of the breast (where the whole area is defined by two curves leaving the space between them empty) as well as a preference for depicting the drapery in bunches of two or three folds

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Method of acquisition: Given by Church of Scotland


Production date: 325 BC

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Accession number: GR.4.2014
Primary reference Number: 199371
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Created: Wednesday 16 July 2014 Updated: Thursday 20 April 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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