Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high vertical handles)
- mid-6th century B.C.
- East Greek or Cypriot
- H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
The origin of this unique vase has been difficult to pinpoint. In the eastern Aegean area, including Samos and Rhodes, vases in the shape of figures enjoyed considerable popularity during the Archaic period. The grainy quality of the clay and the matte glaze suggest that the kantharos is a Cypriot work inspired by eastern Greek models.