Red Figure Kantharos, Cup


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Artifact Identification Red Figure Kantharos, Cup   (1922.01.0068)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker Attributed to White Saccos Painter
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 320 – 310 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 25.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 20.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 8.5 cm
Weight 751 g
Measuring Remarks D1 and D2 include the handles. D3 is the base diameter. The rim diameter is 12.8cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Handbuilding, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Moderate Yellowish Pink ( 5 YR 6.5/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN RED-FIGURE KANTHAROS Shape and Ornament: Concave mouth with flaring lip, strap handles with spurs, grooved foot. Vertical lines on rim. Both scenes are framed below by a reserved band with two lines in glaze and above by a single line on a reserved band (side A) or reserved band (side B). edge of foot and body beneath each handle also reserved. Subject: A, Woman seated to right on a rock, with her head turned back. She wears a sleeveless chiton with right breast exposed, sakkos, stephane, necklace, double bracelets and shoes. Box in her left hand and grapes in her right. A quartered ball in field to left, a tympanum to right. B, Seated woman with same orientation and dress hold fan in her left hand and grapes in her right. Hanging fillets on both sides. Relief countour throughout. Accessory Colors: White A, rock, sakkos, pillar and ball. B, sakkos, rock, and fillets. Yellow A, woman's jewelry, belt, shoes, rock, grapes, box, and tympanum details. B, woman's jewelry, belt, shoes, grapes, and fan. From Leprignano. attributed to the White Saccos Painter, a follower of the Baltimore Painter, by A.D. Trendall (in a letter dated 8/3/79). About 320-310 B. C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 49, 1-2.

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British Museum F. 443 (Trendall and Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Vol. II., 1982. P. 968, no. 86, pl. 379:2) Frankfort VF B 564 (Corpus Vasorum Antiqourum Frankfurt 3 [Deutschland 50], pp. 15–16, pl. 16:1).


Bohen, B. et al, From Alexander to Augustus. University of Illinois: Champaign, 1983. Trendall, A. D. and Alexander Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Vol. II. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1982. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Pages 38-39, Plate 49, 1-2.

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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