Skyphos

Description
This ancient Greek bowl was used for mixing wine and water. The images on both sides represent the god Dionysos with Ariadne, surrounded by maenads and satyrs. Both images are framed by large amuletic eyes. Its provenance suggests it was excavated by Sir Alfred Biliotti during his important work at the acropolis of Cameiros between 1852 and 1864.
Accession Loan No.
1887/10/57
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
skyphos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
wine bowl, skyphos
Dimensions
whole height 152 mm; across handles width 282 mm; rim diameter 217 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Family Group

Material
pottery; Black Figure ware
Function Name
mixing
Function Detail
wine with water
Collector / Excavator
Biliotti, A., Mr
Collection Site Name
Cameiros
Collection Town
Cameiros
Collection County
Rhodes
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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