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kantharos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1865,1214.80

  • Description

    Black figured pottery stemmed kantharos with a flaring foot. Design black on red ground; merely painted. Round the rim, ivy-leaves; above the design a chevron-pattern interspersed with dots. Frieze of various figures: On the left a seated Maenad to right, in long chiton, with flower in left hand; next, a Satyr with outstretched arms looking back at her; another Maenad to right with outstretched arms, in long chiton, turning away from a Satyr who looks back and holds out right hand to her. Next, a tumbler standing on his head, and a brabeus (adjudicator) to right in a himation, with a wand in either hand, followed by two nude bearded wrestlers about to engage, and a tumbler standing on his head on a box or stool (?); on the right another box or stool, and a branch.

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  • Date

    • 520BC-500BC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22.8 centimetres (with handle)
    • Height: 13.75 centimetres (without handle)
    • Diameter: 18.75 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    A similar kyathos in Röm. Mittheil. 1888, pl. opposite p. 180, fig. 9.
    For ivy-leaves, see BM B61. For chevron pattern with dots, see as BM B62.

  • Bibliography

    • Vase B73 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Part of handle lost; the rest put together from fragments.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1865

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1865,1214.80

Black figured pottery stemmed kantharos with a flaring foot, marked on the exterior with a band decorated with athletes, satyrs, maenads, tumblers and two nude beardless wreatlers,  a chevron pattern interspersed with dots and around the rim ivy leaves, handle now missing, broken and reconstructed.

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Black figured pottery stemmed kantharos with a flaring foot, marked on the exterior with a band decorated with athletes, satyrs, maenads, tumblers and two nude beardless wreatlers, a chevron pattern interspersed with dots and around the rim ivy leaves, handle now missing, broken and reconstructed.

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