Boeotian kantharos with elegant high-arched handles. The tall upper wall flares towards the rim and shows a sharp flange close to the foot. The spreading ring foot with rounded outer face. Covered with a nice matt black glaze, the bottom reserved.
For a related vase, cf. item no. 24 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
The kantharos is the symbol of Dionysos, the Greek god of vine and vegetation, whose cult was very popular in the Boeotian area.
Boeotian, 450-425 BC
H. to handle 11.1 cm (4.4 in)
H. rim 8.5 cm (3.3 in)
Intact, excellent condition.
German collection, owned for the last 20 to 30 years. Thence art market.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.