About this artwork
This cup is an example of Gnathia ware, named after the ancient town (modern Egnazia) where the first examples were found. Gnathia ware is characterized by polychrome motifs and patterns created by applying purple-red, yellow, and white directly on top of black gloss before the vessels were fired.
- Ancient Greek
- Kantharos (Drinking Cup)
- 300 BC–275 BC
- terracotta, Late Gnathia ware
- 15.4 × 18 × 13.3 cm (6 1/8 × 7 1/8 × 5 1/4in.)
- Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson