Etruscan/Greek Influenced Terracotta Scyphus r Cup with Applied Handle

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Seller: howardturner (772) 100%, Location: Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ships to: US, Item: 254165387102 This is an ancient Etruscan/Greek influenced terracotta tableware shallow Scypkus (drinking cup} with single beautiful applied handle. Circa 700-500 BC. This cup has two special features---please note the double points at the end of the applied handle. Very characteristic of an attempt at a design change. Additionally please note the little "lip marker" opposite the handle. This was to mark the best pouring place.\ The cup was found on private land in Cyprus and sold to a private collector. The handle with its open double looped design and its double pointed end is unique for Etruscan pottery. The cup had at one time a wavy black line around part of its rim but ancient use and time has worn the rest away. The cup itself is 6 1/2" wide at its widest point--at opposite side of bowl/handle. It stands about 4" tall--tip of handle to rounded bottom. The cup bowl is 5" in diameter and 3" deep. The applied handle is 2 " long and 2 1/2" wide at its widest point. There are use marks and fire cloud marks all around. The rim of the bowl has some minor chips and maybe an ancient repair. It is a simple but elegant ancient cup. From private New York collector in 2004.

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