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Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with two high handles)

late 8th–early 7th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
H. with handles 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
H. without handles 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
With the absence of ornament and the depiction of the figures against a light, unglazed background, the decoration of this kantharos represents a distinct style within the Geometric norm.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1936. "Notes: A Geometric Cup." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 31(2): p. 43.

Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 26, 176, pl. 16d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Langdon, Merle K. 1976. "A Sanctuary of Zeus on Mount Hymettos." Hesperia Supplement, 16: p. 60 n. 241.

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