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Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)

Attributed to the Xenon Group
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 400–350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; applied color
Dimensions:
H. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.39
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
The Xenon Group refers to a variety of Apulian pottery identifiable by certain popular shapes, such as the kantharos, and by the decoration of the black-glazed surface with motifs in a matte pinkish color. The Dionysiac references here include the ivy tendril on the shoulder and the satyr heads under the handles.
January 4, 1917. American Art Association. no. 355.

November 20, 1924. American Art Association. no. 10.

Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 108, Gallatin pl. 63.4, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase Painting. p. 221, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Sparkes, Brian. 1968. "Black Perseus." Antike Kunst, 11(1): p. 8 n. 25, pl. 5.3.

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