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Wide matt-painted cup for wine consumption, 1st half 8th century BC. Found on the Temple plateau of the Timpone della Motta during the Scavi Kleibrink 1992-2004. National Archaeological Museum of the Sibaritide, Sibari.
Wide matt-painted cup for wine consumption, 1st half 8th century BC. Found on the Temple plateau of the Timpone della Motta during the Scavi Kleibrink 1992-2004. National Archaeological Museum of the Sibaritide, Sibari.

V.A.19. Wide matt-painted cup for wine consumption, Timpone della Motta

The cup is handmade from stacked clay coils, and rather thick-walled.

It was probably used to drink wine, as the horizontal handles (now broken off but identifiable by the still present handle bases) were probably modelled after Greek imported cups known to have been used for wine consumption.

This is further confirmed by the fact that we are aware of no other Italic-Oenotrian vessels of this shape with horizontal staff handles, as this one has. Italic cups usually have vertical, high handles.

The object is associated with Temple V.B in the sanctuary on the Timpone della Motta. It was found during the Scavi Kleibrink 1991-2004, and is now in the National Archaeological Museum of the Sibaritide.