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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.
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