GESK101601 GEOMETRICAL SKYFOS OF THE 7TH CENTURYB.C.
During the Geometric Period in ancient greek art (900BC to 700BC), geometric motifs were used in greek pottery painting. The center for geometric pottery was Athens and spread through trade. Vases in this period have several horizontal bands about the circumference covering the vase.
Between these lines humans and animals were also present. Geometric shapes were used in previous cultures but what distinguishes the Greek geometric art is the method of their arrangement in the surface of the vessel
Skyphos is a two-handled deep wine-cup on a low flanged base or none. The handles may be horizontal ear-shaped thumbholds that project from the rim (in both Corinthian and Athenian shapes), or they may be loop handles at the rim or that stand away from the lower part of the body.