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Terracotta sessile kantharos (deep cylindrical drinking cup with two handles)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 in. (15.3 cm); diameter mouth 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); diameter foot 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.171.60
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Sessile kantharoi are often decorated with stylized foliate patternwork and other motifs.
American Art Galleries. 1901. Greek Art: The Collection of Henry Morgan. no. 360.

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