Rare one-handled kantharos of pointed ribbed body, the short neck flaring at top to a molded rim.
Single vertical handle with a tapering thumb-rest projecting from rim.
Foot with torus molding, concave beneath and with grooved and red washed resting surface.
Scrapped and red washed lines on the moldings of the short foot stem.
For a single-handled kantharos cf. item no. 705 and for the pointed body no. 670 or 679 in: B.A Sparkes, L.Talcott. The Athenian Agora XII, Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries BC. Princeton 1970.
Athens, 375-350 BC
H. 7.1 cm (2.8 in)
D. mouth 4.7 cm (1.9 in)
Lustrous black gloss all over except on the resting surface. Partial wear on the molded rim. Missing point of the thumb-rest restored.
Provenance: Swiss art market (date will be provided to the buyer)