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Terracotta one-handled kantharos (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Class of the One-handled Kantharoi
ca. 500 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 11 7/16 in. (29 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Symposium (drinking party) of nine men

The symposium is in full swing. A flute player provides entertainment, and one guest joins in by strumming a lyre. Other guests hold various types of cups; everyone wears a wreath. Their cloaks hang on the wall. Food has been set on low tables before them.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1964. "Ninety-Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1963-1964." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 23(2): p. 72.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. no. 13, p. 158, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Eisman, Michael Max. 1972. "Attic Kyathos Painters. PhD Thesis.." Ph.D. Diss. p. 825 n. 1. University Microfilms International.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1975. "Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, : p. 123.

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