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Drinking cup (kantharos)

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In this simple form of kantharos, there is no neck, no overhanging mouth, no tall, stemmed foot, and no knotted handles. Body and rim resemble those f a skyphos. The foot is a cyma recta, with a reserved, concave stem. The ribs on the body are topped on either side by a red stripe. The rim is...

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Date unknown: according to Vase-Painting in Italy, no. 136: Bought by C. C. Perkins; purchased by MFA from General Funds, 1880

Credit Line

General Funds

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period, early 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 136.


8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware


The Ancient World