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Drinking cup (kantharos)

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Principal design on each side: a pair of water-birds facing one another, with vertical zig-zag between them. Behind head of each bird, a four-spoked wheel, one (or two) columns of chevrons, and a hatched triangle. Behind body: motif combining horizontal zig-zags and two small rectangles. Two...

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By January 1893: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found between Athens and the Piraeus and acquired in January of 1893); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Geometric to Orientalizing Period, 720–690 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 285.


Height: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World