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Drinking cup (kantharos)

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Side A: Hermes (Paris?) seated to right holding a large basket. Side B: Athena seated to left, head turned. Holds two large dishes in right hand. One handle restored. There are modeled female heads, facing inward, where the handles meet the lip. In the middle of the stem is a torus molding. ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Austin Collection; gift of Edward Austin to MFA, August 19, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Austin

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical - Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 061.

Dimensions

14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.445

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels