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Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Nicholas S. Zoullas Gift, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.11.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Although black-glazed wares often represent cheaper versions of metal vases, the precise execution and beautiful black gloss make them attractive objects in their own right.
Sotheby's, New York. 1984. Egyptian, Classical, and Near Eastern Antiquities and Islamic Works of Art. June 8, 1984. lot 211A.

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