Seller: hix.antiquitatis (715) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272291127300 Greek Geometric Skyphos An ancient Corinthian Greek Geometric skyphos with strap handles, the body decorated in dark slip with horizontal bands, zig-zags, and crosses. Corinth. Middle Geometric, ca. 800-750 BC. Maximum width: 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm). Intact. Geometric pottery production began as Greece reemerged from the Dark Age after the decline of Mycenaean Bronze Age civilization. Geometric pottery was austere but precise in its execution. The shapes and decorative motifs that would eventually be predominant in Classical Greek vase painting are at first evident in Greek Geometric pottery of the 8th century BC. Formerly in a New York private collection since the 1960's. #3797 GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA) See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.