Gold kantharos (drinking cup with two high vertical handles)

Helladic, Mycenaean

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The kantharos, one of the oldest Greek vase shapes, first became prominent during the Middle Helladic period (ca. 2000–1600 B.C.). While the cup and handles of this example are ancient, both show evidence of reworking, and it is possible that elements have been combined that did not originally belong together.

Gold kantharos (drinking cup with two high vertical handles), Gold, Helladic, Mycenaean

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