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Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)

Attributed to Class W: The Persian Class of Head Vases

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 8 7/16 in. (21.5 cm); diameter of mouth 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.64
  • Description

    The kantharos combines the head of a satyr and the head of a woman. On the cuff, above the satyr, is a maenad riding a panther; above the woman, the Theban sphinx seizes a youth. The molded satyr head preserves small but numerous traces of added color.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Anzi, South Italy

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 103, 242, pl. 82h.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 1550, no. 6.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Mainades, no. 88.

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