Attic Red Figure Owl Cup or Glaux

 

14786. Attic Red Figure Owl Cup or Glaux

Hellenistic Period, from Sicily 4th to 3rd Cent BC.

Glaux or skyphos (cup) fashioned from pottery and decorated in red figure style with a wide eyed alert owl between olive branches, with one vertical and one horizontal handle: Ancient Mediterranean. The Owl was a symbol for knowledge and the City-state of Athens and historically important.

Size: 3 inches (7.8cm) Height x 6 inches Diam handle to handle.
Provenance: The Estate of M M, Texas., Acq 1970s-1980s.

Compare with a near identical example in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Cute.

$2,750

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