The canonical kantharos was a drinking cup. This example is special because of the spout introduced into the woman's neck, a feature suggesting that the vase may have been used for offerings. The rendering of the satyr's head is impressively plastic, indeed sculptural.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1928. "Recent Accessions of Athenian Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23(4): pp. 108, 111, fig. 2.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 102, 242, pl. 82g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 1174, 1549, nos. 5 (1174), 2 (p. 1549), Oxford: Clarendon Press.