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Kantharos (Drinking Cup)

A work made of terracotta, red-figure.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, red-figure.


about 300 BCE


Attributed to the Kantharos Group
Greek; Apulia, Italy

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On either side of this drinking cup is a head in sakkos (hat), facing to the left, and under each handle a palmette. The rim is decorated with ovolos.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Kantharos Group


Kantharos (Drinking Cup)


Greece (Artist's nationality:)

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300 BCE


terracotta, red-figure


16.8 × 14.6 × 9.8 cm (6 5/8 × 5 3/4 × 3 7/8 in.)

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Museum Purchase Fund

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