Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)
Attributed to the Xenon Group
ca. 400–350 B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Terracotta; applied color
H. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1941
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.