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« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2008, 03:55:01 pm »


The vase comes from ancient Magna Graecia, the area which is now southern Italy and Sicily.

Long before the Romans came into power, settlers from Greece had colonized these lands and left objects like these amidst their tombs and cities. Although some vases were imported into southern Italy from Greece, many were made locally, in the style of the Greek vases.

This vase is called a skyphos, which was a drinking vessel.

The seated woman on the vase may represent the goddess of love, Aphrodite, who is often portrayed wearing much jewelry, although it could as well be a mortal woman or bride.
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