Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)

Attributed to the Painter of Bari 5981

Period: Late Classical

Date: ca. 325–300 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. with handles 11 in. (27.9 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906

Accession Number: 06.1021.233


The kantharos was found in tomb A of the Scocchera Hypogeum in Canosa in 1895. Canosa was an Italic settlement where large numbers of South Italian vases have been found in its chamber tombs. In the last third of the 4th century B.C., it appears to have been the home of the Baltimore Painter, one of the most important of the late Apulian vase painters.