Xenon Kantharos, Cup


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Xenon Kantharos, Cup   (1922.01.0147)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical, 400–375 BCE.
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 15.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 12.9 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 12.7 cm
Weight 317 g
Measuring Remarks None
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 XENON SESSILE KANTHAROS Shape and Ornament: Bell-shaped body, strap handle, narrow disk foot. Six concentric incised circles on interior. A. From top to bottom: vertical slashes; double lines; tendrils and triangles; zigzag; double line. B, Vertical slashes, horizontal zigzag, vertical zigzag, all separated by double lines. Edge of foot grooved. Accessory Colors: red: all decoration. From Ruvo di Puglia. Tentatively attributed by J.R. Green (in a letter dated 8/14/79). About first quarter of the fourth century B.C. --Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 60, 6-7.

Description N/A

Royal Ontario Museum 925.28.3 and 923.13.96 (Hayes, Greek and Italian Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum, 1984. P. 115, figs. 195-196)


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 49, Plate 60, 6-7.

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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