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kantharos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,1226.219

  • Description

    Apulian red figured pottery kantharos.
    Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow.
    (a) Female head to left, with open embroidered cap radiated in front earrings, and necklace; on either side, an Ionic column.
    (b) Similar subject.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 320BC-310BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20.6 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • RVAp 29/415 bibliographic details
    • Vase F447 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp58/11

  • Condition

    A piece broken out of the rim.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1856,1226.219

Apulian red figured pottery kantharos depicting, A: Female head facing towards the left with an open embroidered cap radiated at the front, earings and a necklace, on either side an Ionic column; B: Female head facing towards the left, similar to the head on the other side; white and yellow accessories; fragment now missing from the rim.

Apulian red figured pottery kantharos depicting, A: Female head facing towards the left with an open embroidered cap radiated at the front, earings and a necklace, on either side an Ionic column; B: Female head facing towards the left, similar to the head on the other side; white and yellow accessories; fragment now missing from the rim.

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