Skyphos

Description
This is an ancient Greek pottery cup called a ‘skyphos’. It is much smaller than many others so it may have belonged to a child. It is one of a group of objects given to the museum in 1928 by Commander James Brant, a retired Naval officer living in Budleigh Salterton. He said it was “Dug up by him in 1876 at Hissarlik (Plains of Troy) in an ancient cemetery on a farm belonging to Mr. Calvert, who was associated with Schliemann in his search for Troy”.
Accession Loan No.
94/1928/2
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
skyphos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
skyphos, ?child’s
Cultural Group
Greek
Family Group

Material
pottery
Collector / Excavator
Schliemann; Calvert; Brant
Collection Site Name
Hissarlik
Collection Country
Turkey
Collection Area Region
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Collection Continent
Asia

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