6th century BCE
Height: 6 1/4 inches, diameter: 5 1/2 inches

A kantharos is an ancient Greek drinking vessel most commonly used for wine. The kantharos’ shape consists of two vertical handles that curve above the body’s lip. This particular object has vertical wing-form nadles and a pedestal base. It was created in the sixth century BCE during the Archaic period. Although the entire body is covered with black glaze, the terra-cotta can be seen in worn areas.


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