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Monday, March 11, 2019

drink to the dogs

Gift of Ernest Brummer, 1957 www.metmuseum.org
Perhaps this was a hunting cup: one hand on your weapons, one on your wine (so, one handled), and round the rim of the cup homage to the very dogs that were helping you chase down the prey.  This is a Greek skyphos, a deep cup, dating from the late 8th to the early 7th century B.C.   See where the handle's been placed?  Imagine holding that.  It probably helped stabilize the beverage.  Here's this item's original page at the Met if you would like to learn a little more.

1 comment:

parlance said...

It's great to see our human love of dogs depicted so long ago, yet so fresh.