Greek black glaze pottery glaux cupG51
A black glazed pottery glaux cup. Glaux cups are named after the Greek for owl as they are often decorated with depictions of the emblematic bird of Athens – they are distinguished from skyphos cups by the vertical handle opposite the usual horizontal handle on the rim.
Greek, late 5th to mid 4th Century BC
7.8 x 15.2 cms including handles
One handle re-attached, chipping to the rim and surface wear
Ex. Spoelstra family collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; acquired late 20th Century