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Corinthian tall cup (kotyle) from the cella of Temple V.d. of the Athenaion on the Timpone della Motta), height 8 cm, second half 7th century BC. Now in the Archaeological Museum at Sibari.
Corinthian tall cup (kotyle) from the cella of Temple V.d. of the Athenaion on the Timpone della Motta), height 8 cm, second half 7th century BC. Now in the Archaeological Museum at Sibari.

V.F.10. Corinthian kotyle (tall cup)

This thin-walled cup was found in the ‘yellow layer’ of Temple V.d of the Athenaion on the top of the Timpone della Motta. The layer consists of a compact and thin stratum of non-natural yellowish soil with a high lime content spread out over earlier strata. Many drinking cups and pouring vessels – often imports from Corinth – were placed on top of  this layer. The pottery was found in fragments pressed into the layer by the thick gravel layer on top of it.

One would like to explain the yellow layer as a temple floor, on which in that case much fine pottery was placed, often in groups (see ). Probably a small pathway to the cult statue remained open. Corinthian workshops produced cups with this kind of decoration much more frequently in black (cf. V.F.11).

The object was found during the Scavi Kleibrink 1991-2004 in the western part of the Cella of Temple V.d and is now in the Archaeological Museum at Sibari.