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Gnathian Kantharos

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The body has vertical ribbing, topped on either side by a white stripe. On either side of the neck is a yellow ivy wreath with berries. There are yellow rays on the roots of the knotted handles and a row of yellow strokes on the foot. The stem of the foot is a dull red. ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in...

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By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 513: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani; from Gnatia); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

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

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 129.


16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware


The Ancient World