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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.)

Anonymous Primary

Object Type: ceramic
Artist Nationality: Europe, Greek-Boeotian
Medium and Support: Terracotta
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1988
            
               Accession Number:                1988.29             
            
Object Description: 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.

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