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High-handled drinking cup (kantharos)

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This kantharos is decorated in four areas: the front and back of the flare of the cup, and the front and back of the lower bowl of the cup. Upper side A: Here the god of wine, Dionysus, is shown reclining on the ground, bracing himself on two striped cushions. He wears a headdress (sakkos), and...

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Inscription

"Nikosthenes made [it]" (NIKOSTHENESEPOIESEN) ΝΙΚΟSΘΕΝΕSΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ

Signed

Signed by the potter: "Nikosthenes made [it]" (NIKOSTHENESEPOIESEN)

Provenance

By 1888: Bruschi Collection, Tarquinia; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bruschi Collection); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 118.

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.334

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels