Gnathian Kantharos

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


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 129.

Dimensions

16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.57

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The body has vertical ribbing, topped on either side by a white stripe. On either side of the neck is a yellow ivy wreath with berries. There are yellow rays on the roots of the knotted handles and a row of yellow strokes on the foot. The stem of the foot is a dull red.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #129 (76.57)
Kantharos
Beginning of 3rd century B.C.
The body has vertical ribbing, topped on either side by a white stripe. On either side of the neck is a yellow ivy wreath with berries. There are yellow rays on the roots of the knotted handles and a row of yellow strokes on the foot. The stem of the foot is painted a dull red.
To the comparable examples listed by Webster may be added a pair in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; inv. 923.13.114 and (with a taller neck) 923.13.123(Hayes, Black-Gloss, pp. 155-157, nos. 255-256); also Stockholm NM 2132 (E. Rystedt, Grekisk Keramik[Stockholm, 1985], p. 23, fig. 20).

Provenance

By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 513: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani; from Gnatia); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton