Drinking cup (kantharos)

Greek
Late Geometric II Period
720–700 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 271.

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm (11 in.); diameter: 28.4 cm (11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.895

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The entire interior is painted with slip. Two strap handles are decorated with vertical lines, zig-zags and hatched swastikas. The interior lip is decorated with X’s alternating with sections of vertical lines. Exterior: below the lip a band with hatched meander. On the body, relief triangles have vertical chevron columns; pendant triangles and dots fill spaces. The bottom and foot are painted dark. There are a few chips in places.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: purchased from Rhousopoulos who said it was found at the Dipylon); 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