This little skyphos depicts a pair of facing cockerels, which were a symbol of male courtship.
The skyphos was a two-handled deep wine-cup on a low foot. The Corinthian prototype was later borrowed and modified by Attic potters. In Corinthian pottery a skyphos had horizontal handles and its shape is characterized by its inward curve of the lip.
Corinthian skyphos: facing cockerels
- Height: 6cm