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Terracotta kantharos (wine cup) with a satyr's mask on both sides

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. with handles 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm) H. without handles 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1916
Accession Number:
16.75.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The kantharos was associated closely with Dionysos, god of wine. Examples with a face on both sides were often produced in the East Greek cities of Asia Minor. The lower part of the vase is restored.
Excavated at Sardis

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 44, 192, pl. 32i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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