Gnathia Kantharos, Cup


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Kantharos, Cup   (1922.01.0051)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 300 BCE.
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 17.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 12.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 10.0 cm
Weight 227 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handles. D2 is the body diameter. The foot diameter is 5.1 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Brownish Orange ( 2.5 YR 5/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN GNATHIA KANTHAROS Shape and Ornament: Ribbed body, set off at top by a line and above the foot by a groove, ring handles. On both sides of lip is a dot ivy spray. Upside-down palmettes at base of each handle and dots on edge of foot. Upper foot reserved and reddened, underside of foot partially glazed. ACCESSORY COLORS White: line. Yellow: dot ivy spray, upside-down palmettes. Attributed by J.R. Green (in a letter dated 8/14/79) to the Painter of Zurich 2692 or is workshop. About 300 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 58, 4.

Description N/A

Spurlock Museum 1922.01.0049 Bonn Museum nos. 697.50, 697.56 (Green, Gnathia Pottery in the Akademisches Kunstmuseum, 1984. Pp. 12-13, pl. 21b)


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 45, Plate 58, 4.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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