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Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 330–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian, Teano
Medium:
Terracotta; applied color
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.221.46k
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
The site of Teano produced a variety of black-glazed pottery that is a simpler counterpart of Gnathian in Apulia. Embellishment consists of added white, incision, and impressed motifs. These three vases belong to a large set that was found together; the remaining pieces are exhibited in the Greek and Roman Study Collection.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 130, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 141, pp. 259, 279, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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