Janiform drinking cup (kantharos)

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 480–470 B.C.
Attributed to the Syriskos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.); diameter: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.37

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vase in the form of two heads, one of a satyr with goat’s ears, and beard; the other of a woman, of archaic type. Above each head, on the rim, a painted figure of a youth, reclining. Before the youth on the woman side is a large amphora with the Greek Inscription: “Handsome” (KALOS). Woman restored.

Inscription

ΚΑΛΟΣ

Provenance

Date unknown: said to have been found in Capua, Italy; by date unknown: H. Hoffmann Collection; by 1888: with Hôtel Drouot (sale of H. Hoffmann Collection, Paris, May 28-29, 1888, lot 328); by 1892: van Branteghem Collection; 1892: with Hôtel Drouot (sale of van Branteghem Collection, Paris, May 30-31, June 1,1892, lot no. 260); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund