Attic Skyphos with Eyes and Pegasus

Culture: Greek/Attic
Period: ca. 500 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 7 cm x 14.9 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2175
Provenance: Collection Päselt Karlsruhe, acquired 1971 from Dr. Deppert in Frankfurt. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 03991. With certificate of Antiken-Kabinetts Gackstätter and statement from the Art Loss Register.
Condition: Reassembled from a few pieces, with a small filling in the area of one of the eye’s edge and at the backside of one horse. Yet topcoat and lustre are excellently preserved.
Description: Mastoid skyphos of black-figure painting with a short built up shoulder and inclined set rim. Between the affixed, projecting handles on both sides a strip of plain surface, on which two big eyes with pupil edges incised and set off in white are depicted. Above thin, curved brows. Between the pair of eyes, which possibly has an apotropaic purpose, a Pegasus with large wings jumping to the right. Harness, crest and wings marked with incisions and opaque white. Below the handles leaf ornaments. See the object with almost the same size in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (inventory number: Antikensammlung IV 135), depicting a centaur riding to the right.