High-handled drinking cup (kantharos)
Greek, East Greek
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor (Turkey), Ionia, Miletus
Height: 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
A wine cup with high looped handles and body in the shape of two male faces back to back; Faces have black eyebrows and black mustache. Whites of eyes painted white. Ivy vine around outside of rim. Around inside of rim a procession of water-birds in black-figure technique. Breasts of birds painted white. Repaired; one handle restored.
Body of vase mold-made.
By 1898, purchased in Rome by Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 - d. 1928), London [see note 1]; 1898, sold by Edward Perry Warren to the MFA for $ 69,618.13. (Accession Date: September 20, 1898) [see note 2].
NOTES:  According to Warren's records.  This is the price paid for MFA accession nos. 98.641 - 98.940.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund