This is a lovely skyphos, dating to the 7th century B.C., the so-called Proto-Corinthian period.
The cup is decorated on the exterior upper half, at the level of the handles, with ornamental bands with vertically applied wavy lines, and horizontal lines with two rows of dots below. From the foot a corona of rays reaches upwards to another series of horizontal lines, these also with two rows of dots.
This is a type II skyphos (following the old classification by Richter and Milne) with the handles set horizontally.
Proto-Corinthian, ca. 7th century B.C.
Width 14.6 cm including handles; diameter 9.5 cm; height 7.1 cm.
Ex collection Siegfried Schmidli, Biel, Switzerland.
Professionally reassembled from a few large fragments; two minor chips at the foot, mainly affecting the underside; minor damage and wear to one handle.