Drinking cup (kantharos)

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


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 136.

Dimensions

8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

80.622

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

In this simple form of kantharos, there is no neck, no overhanging mouth, no tall, stemmed foot, and no knotted handles. Body and rim resemble those f a skyphos. The foot is a cyma recta, with a reserved, concave stem.
The ribs on the body are topped on either side by a red stripe. The rim is decorated with wave-patter framed by stripes; on one side the waves are yellow below and black above, and on the other side the opposite.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #136 (80.622)
Early 3rd century B.C.
Shape: In this simple form of kantharos, there is no neck, no overhanging mouth, no tall, stemmed foot, and no knotted handles. Body and rim resemble those of a skyphos. The foot is a cyma recta, with a reserved, concave stem.
The ribs on the body are topped on either side by a red stripe. The rim is decorated with wave-pattern framed by stripes; on one side the waves are yellow below and black above, and on the other side the opposite.

Provenance

Date unknown: according to Vase-Painting in Italy, no. 136: Bought by C. C. Perkins; purchased by MFA from General Funds, 1880

Credit Line

General Funds