Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500–490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm); diameter 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Athenian artists conceived and treated vase shapes so organically that the step from a standard kantharos to a figural one was minimal. On this example, the head of a satyr is coupled with that of a woman, possibly a maenad.
Said to be from Capua

Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 18, Gallatin pl. 29.3–.4, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 75, 218, pl. 58e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.