Terracotta globular cup with two handles

Period: Archaic

Date: last quarter of the 6th century B.C.

Culture: Etruscan

Medium: Terracotta; black-figure, Pontic ware

Dimensions: H.: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 2009

Accession Number: 2009.316


The shape of the cup is derived from Etruscan bucchero models. The decoration shows influences from both East Greece and the Greek mainland. Most noteworthy is the phallos bird that was popular in Athenian vase-painting during the second half of the sixth century B.C.