Large tan colored kantharos decorated with ivy tendrils ending in corymbs. A checkerboard band with circular incisions underneath. Bands of brownish glaze at the rim, the rounded bowl and the flared foot. The vertical strap handles with lines and stars on the outside.
The tapering wall offset from the shallow rounded bowl, set on a high flared foot.
The kantharos is an attribute of Dionysos, the Greek god of vine and vegetation, whose cult was widespread in the Greek speaking world.
Western Greek, 4th century BC
H. handle 18.4 cm (7.2 in)
H. rim 15.7 cm (6.2 in)
Fine condition, rare shape. One handle reattached. Soil deposits inside.
From the estate of C. L., Cologne. Thence art market Munich.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.