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Terracotta one-handled kantharos (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Class of the One-handled Kantharoi
ca. 500 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 11 7/16 in. (29 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Symposium (drinking party) of nine men

The symposium is in full swing. A flute player provides entertainment, and one guest joins in by strumming a lyre. Other guests hold various types of cups; everyone wears a wreath. Their cloaks hang on the wall. Food has been set on low tables before them.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1964. "Reports of the Departments." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23(2): p. 72.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1965. "Greek and Roman Art." Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art), No. 1965/1975: p. 123.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. no. 13, p. 158, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Eisman, Michael Max. 1972. "Attic Kyathos Painters. PhD Thesis.." Ph.D. Diss. p. 825 n. 1. University Microfilms International.

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