Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Attic red-figure owl skyphos (wine cup)
Athens, Greece
Classical Period, 5th century BCE
Pottery
H: 7.8; W: 15.7 cm
Gift of Jan Mitchell, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 74.9.9
 
 
The skyphos was a wine cup typically associated with women. Skyphoi of the owl type have one horizontal and one vertical handle.

Publications:
Merhav, Rivka, The Jan Mitchell Gift to the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974

Exhibition:
The Jan Mitchell Gift to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Animals in Ancient Art: The Leo Mildenberg Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 16/10/1986 - 26/01/1988
Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Spertus Gallery, 03/06/1999 - 01/01/2000

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir