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Kantharos

Object Number:MS1443
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Toscanella
Locus: Toscanella Tomb
Date Made: 399-200bc
Early Date: -399
Late Date: -200
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 24.45 cm
Width: 15.24 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number:1024 - Other Number

Description

Kantharos. Reddish clay cvered with brownish-black glaze. Foor broken off, lip has one large chip ridge below lip has one large break. Shape is close to that of Kalyx Krater. Doubled, rolled handles rise from the swelling outer shoulder to a wide, down-flaring ridge below the lip. At the bottom, the handles terminate in applied dolphins, 2 on each side, one of which is missing. At the top, the handles end in an applied knot at ei3/4ther side of which is a horn-like projection, one of which is missing. About half-way up, the neck is encircled by two pairs of grooves. There is no other decoration beyond a thin ridge at the upper end of the stem.

Bibliography:

[Book] Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase-Painting.. Oxford. Clarendon Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 231-233; p. 307, pl. 38, no. 8View Objects related to this Type Citation

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