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, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1986, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and Jewish Museum, New York, 25/02/1999 - 22/11/2000

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