About this artwork
This is an example of one of the most popular types of wine cup in ancient Greece, the kantharos. This particular cup takes the form of a woman’s head, which is mirrored on the opposite side. Rising from a round foot, the woman’s neck forms a wide stem, above which the cup flares out to a wide bowl with two handles on opposite sides.
- Ancient Greek
- Kantharos (Wine Cup) in the Shape of a Female Head
- 480 BCE
- terracotta, white-ground and black-figure technique
- 19 × 17.8 × 13.3 cm (7 1/2 × 7 × 5 1/4 in.)
- Museum Purchase Fund