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Red-figure kantharos (wine cup) decorated with a woman’s head

Red-figure <i>kantharos</i> (wine cup) decorated with a woman’s head

Red-figure kantharos (wine cup) decorated with a woman’s head

Pottery

H: 19; Diam: 10.8 cm

Gift of Jan Mitchell, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

77.16.12

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

The kantharos is a drinking vessel with two high vertical handles, which probably developed from a metal prototype. It was one of the attributes of Dionysos.

Exhibitions:

Food in Art: A Matter of Taste, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/12/2002 - 09/03/2004

Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 03/06/1999 - 01/01/2000