Drinking cup (kantharos)

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
about 320–310 B.C.
Artist The Kantharos Group

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 075.


Height with handles: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Tall cup; flaring rim, tall stem, high concave handles with struts to rim. On either side, a female head to the left, wearing a sakkos, earrings, radiate stephane, and a necklace. In front of each head is a “window” above and a scrolling floral below.

(Text from Vase-Painting in Italy, catalogue entry no. 75)


By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; loaned by Horace L. Mayer to MFA, January 27, 1959 as 5.59; inherited by Mrs. Horace L. Mayer; gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 13, 1978 (as App. 1978.32); reaccessioned as 1978.1347, June 23, 1993

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer