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Ancient Terracotta Drinking Cup of Ionian Culture

Ancient Terracotta Drinking Cup of Ionian Culture

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1126175

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Ancient Greek, Ionian cup from circa 500 B.C. This ceramic has a light-tan clay foot with black bands above and below. Measures 2-1/2"H x 8"W handlespan. This cup was most likely used for drinking wine. Has some areas of rim repair plus surface losses however else in good condition and nice example.

Provenance: Private Florida collection formed in the 60's.

For Ionian type cup see Sabrina Boldrini 1994, Boardman and Hayes 1966, and Villard and Vallet 1955. Cf. Connor and Jackson 2000, 52-55 nos. 14-15 with extensive bibliography.