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kantharos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1842,0728.790

  • Description

    Red figured pottery kantharos.
    Foot restored. Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow. At the upper junctures of the handles, bearded heads in relief.
    (a) Female head to left, with open embroidered cap radiated in front earrings, and necklace; on either side, an Ionic column.
    (b) Similar subject. In the field, trefoils.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 340BC-320BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Msc 1350 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1660 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 27/426 bibliographic details
    • Vase F448 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp58/sh13

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1842

  • Acquisition notes

    Burgon Collection number 291

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1842,0728.790

Red figured pottery kantharos depicting on both sides a female head facing towards the left with an open embroiderd cap radiated on the front, earings and a necklace, on either side an Ionic column; white and yellow accessories; marked at the upper junctures of the handle with bearded heads in relief; foot has been restored.

Red figured pottery kantharos depicting on both sides a female head facing towards the left with an open embroiderd cap radiated on the front, earings and a necklace, on either side an Ionic column; white and yellow accessories; marked at the upper junctures of the handle with bearded heads in relief; foot has been restored.

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