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Drinking cup (kantharos)

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Side A: Dionysos seated on throne to right. Side B: Maenad rushing to right. Shape: Typical for the Paidagogos Group. On either handle, just below the strut to the rim, is a spur pointing outward. A plastic ring circles the center of the tall stem. The foot is a spreading disk with two...

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By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 515: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani; from Canosa); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 335–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 053.


13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World