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Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)

Attributed to the Xenon Group
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 400–350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; applied color
Dimensions:
H. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.39
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
The Xenon Group refers to a variety of Apulian pottery identifiable by certain popular shapes, such as the kantharos, and by the decoration of the black-glazed surface with motifs in a matte pinkish color. The Dionysiac references here include the ivy tendril on the shoulder and the satyr heads under the handles.
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