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Greek Attic Black-Figure Pottery Skyphos

Ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 5th century BCE. A wonderful black-figure skyphos with a mastoid body and a narrow base (a 'footed mastos'), decorated via the black-figure technique with silhouetted figures (possibly Peleus wrestling Nereid Thetus) flanked by large palmettes with sinous stalks. Size: 4.375" W x 2.625" H (11.1 cm x 6.7 cm)

Condition: Missing one handle, the other handle reattached. Walls repaired from 4 to 6 pieces. Losses to foot and area where handle came away. Expected surface wear with pigment losses and scuffs as shown.

Provenance: private Schroeder collection, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, acquired before 1970

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