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High-handled drinking cup (kantharos) in the form of two female heads

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The two female heads are joined close behind the ears, which each share an earring. Their head and shared neck support the cup. The hair and lips are painted red, and the eyes are white. The cup is glazed black, with the ivy wreath in white. Condtion: Part of lip (top edge of the cup) is...

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Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 500–475 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.834

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, plastic head vase

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels