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Kantharos (Italy)

This is a Kantharos. It is dated late 7th–early 6th century BC and we acquired it in 1971. Its medium is glossy black and dark gray biscuit control-fired earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Loopy and Exalted.

This object was donated by Ruth Vollmer. It is credited Gift of Ruth Vollmer.

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  • nylon.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie and from General....
  • 2013-53-1

Our curators have highlighted 9 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Sinus Bowl
  • glazed molded porcelain.
  • Gift of Lino Sabattini.
  • 1987-38-1
  • Pot Pot
  • earthenware.
  • Gift by transfer from U.S.I.A. Office of Exhibitions Abroad via Renwick Gallery.
  • 1982-38-4
  • Cup (Finland)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Harry Blomster.
  • 1985-55-11

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 11.5 x 17.2 x 11.4 cm (4 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Kantharos (Italy); glossy black and dark gray biscuit control-fired earthenware; H x W x D: 11.5 x 17.2 x 11.4 cm (4 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.); Gift of Ruth Vollmer; 1971-48-13

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Maira Kalman Selects.

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