Closely related to the Vine Tendril Group
8 11/16 x 112 3/16 in. (22 x 30.9 cm)
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1971 (1971.11.1)
The Kabeirion is a sanctuary on the outskirts of Thebes in Boeotia. A distinctive variety of pottery, known as kabeirion ware, was produced there from the late fifth through the late fourth century B.C. This example is characteristic in shape, subject, and technique. Such works may reflect farces performed in conjunction with the mysteries. They are contemporary with representations of Middle Comedy and the phlyax vases.