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Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.153
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On each handle, a figure in relief

This form of kantharos is related in shape to the kyathos. The kantharos is known in Attic pottery by 600 B.C., and it came to be specifically associated with the wine-god Dionysos.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 55, fig. 31, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 64-65, fig. 41, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 64-65, fig. 41, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.58, pp. 87, 89, 92, 212, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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