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March, 2023
March, 2023

BG Boeotian kantharos


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Black glazed Boeotian kantharos, mid 5th cent. BCE

A drinking vessel with characteristic arched band handles and a slightly raised lip above the flared base The kantharos is closely associated with the worship of the god Dionysus the Greek god of wine and its depiction is most frequent on Attic vases in banquet scenes or as a vase held by Dionysus himself. In Boeotia the kantharos is one of the most beloved vases and is found in different versions and sizes. 

Regarding the origin of the name, Philetairos in Athens informs us that it comes from the name of the potter Kantharos, while another interpretation relates the shape of the vase to the beetle. 

Perfect for your next symposium! Every kantharos is unique and slightly differs from the one depicted here. Do not hesitate to contact us and ask for more info before your purchase. 

H: 15,5-16 cm, L: 21-21,5 cm, rim D: 12,5 -13 cm