Large Skyphos found in Sezze area

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About 2nd half 5th - 4th century B.C. Very well preserved, especially for a pottery vessel of this size. From an old German collection, acquired in the late 1950s.
Object:        Large skyphos (two-handled beaker)

Material: Red clay with glossy black slip

Date: About 2nd half 5th - 4th century B.C.

Description:    High beaker with ring-shaped base. Two handles are vertically attached below the rim.
Fully covered with glossy black slip except for the base.

Size: Diameter with handles 198 mm, height 111 mm

Condition: Perfectly preserved, especially for a pottery vessel of this size.

References: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Zürich, Öffentliche Sammlungen, Beilage 10.1, Pl. 28.11; Beilage 14.1, Pl. 53.13
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Reading, Borough Council 1, Pl. 18.2
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Schwerin, Staatliches Museum 1, Pl. 57.5
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Norway, Public and Private Collections, Pl. 52.3; 4
Also see object numer 1966.400 on exhibition in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Provenance: Acquired 2018 from the German private collection P. Schaefer. Inherited by Mr. Schaefer from his father, August Schaefer, who acquired the objects for his collection end of the 1950s in Augsburg (Germany) from Dr. Bruckner. Since then all objects have been located in Germany. Dr. Bruckner had acquired the objects end of the 1950s in Sezze (Latium, Italy) from a local farmer. All objects were said to have been found in Sezze area.

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