|Collection:||University Museum, University of Pennsylvania|
|Summary:||Bands of geometric motifs.|
|Date:||ca. 750 BC - ca. 730 BC|
H. 0.22 m.
|Ceramic Phase:||Late Geometric I|
The surface of the vase is worn, abraded and chipped in places.
Bands of geometric ornament. The very bottom of the kyathos is black and the rest of the body is decorated with bands of dotted circles, dotted diamonds, rows of dots and a checkerboard band, each band set off from the next by triple black lines. A wider band decorated with a meander pattern forms the focal point of the decoration and is located two-thirds of the way up the body. The handle of the kyathos is decorated with crosses separated by triple black lines. The inside rim is decorated with triple black lines.
The kyathos has a high swung handle and tall neck typical of Late Geometric I workshops.
The vase was purchased by Georges Nicole for the University Museum, Philadelphia.