Campanian Red-Figure Kantharos
circa 430 BCE - 420 BCE
5th century BCE
13 cm x 17.5 cm x 12.8 cm (5 1/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. x 5 1/16 in.)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1988
A nude male with a spear reclines on a rock. Hanging in the background is a wreath. On the other side, Eros, the god of love, carries a fillet (hair band), possibly to give to the seated man. Two-handled cups of this shape were strongly associated with Dionysus, the god of wine, and were especially popular in the Greek region of Boeotia.