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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.
- Height: 22.8 centimetres (with handle)
- Height: 13.75 centimetres (without handle)
- Diameter: 18.75 centimetres
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.
Part of handle lost; the rest put together from fragments.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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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Object reference number: GAA69114
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