User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

High-handled drinking cup (kantharos)

Start collecting

A wine cup with high looped handles and body in the shape of two male faces back to back; Faces have black eyebrows and black mustache. Whites of eyes painted white. Ivy vine around outside of rim. Around inside of rim a procession of water-birds in black-figure technique. Breasts of birds...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, 550–525 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Miletus, Ionia, Asia Minor (Turkey)

Dimensions

Height: 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.925

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels