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Ancient Greece, Athens, ca. early 5th century BCE. A large and sturdy drinking mug with a footed base, a rotund body with gradually widening walls, a deep interior cavity, a flared rim with a slight concave rim base, and a single applied loop handle. The exterior of the cup is covered in a smooth and lustrous glossy black glaze, characteristic of Attic blackware, and areas of the underlying buffware surface show through where glaze has worn away. A lovely layer of silvery patina covers the majority of glazed surfaces. Size: 3.5" H (8.9 cm).
Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection
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