Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum
This CVA fascicule, the fourth in the Greek series, includes 108 Attic black-figure skyphoi in the National Museum of Athens. The National Museum's skyphoi represent almost every type produced in the Athenian Kerameikos during the 6th and the 5th centuries B.C., thus offering a good picture of the development of the shape. Most of the 6th-century Attic black-figure skyphoi in the National Museum have been included in this fascicule; on the numerous later mass-produced skyphoi, particularky of the CHC Group and of the Ure's Class K 2, only a selection is given, while no pinchbase cup-skyphos of Ure's Class R is included here. Skyphoi of these types will hopefully find their place in a future Athens fascicule. The three Gorgoneion skyphoi in the National Museum (237, 274, 275) have not been icluded here due to the controversial origin of this category of vases. During the course of this study, however, it has become increasingly obvious to me that these are Attic and not Boeotian. Finally , three skyphoi are to be found in earlier CV A volumes: the Heron Class 498 in CVA 1, pl. 4, 1-3 and the band-skyphoi 21033 and 1116 published with the Museum's black-figure cups in CVA 3, pl. 47, 1-3 and 4-6. [...]
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