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Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)

Attributed to the Painter of Bari 5981
Late Classical
ca. 325–300 B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Terracotta; red-figure
H. with handles 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, frontal head emerging from blossom surrounded by tendrils and other flowers. Reverse, a woman carrying kalathos flanked by heavy tendrils.
Found in tomb A of the Schocherra Hypogeum, Canosa, in 1895

Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 99, pp. 190, 218–19, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Heuer, Keely Elizabeth. 2015. "Vases with Faces: Isolated Heads in South Italian Vase Painting." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 50: pp. 64–65, fig. 2.

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