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Greek Bronze Kantharos circa 350 B.C.


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This rare Greek bronze kantharos, circa 350-300 B.C., is seldom seen in this superb condition. This piece was made from four individual pieces; the two cast handles, the cast stem base, and the hand beaten bowl. There are traces of silver gilt in sections and the piece has a nice dark green patina with some spotty red highlights. There are very few Greek bronze vessels of this type in comparison to the myriad of analogous ceramic vessels. This piece probably graced the table of a wealthy Greek person, as in antiquity, this type of vessel was expensive to make. This piece is approximately 3.8 inches high by 7 inches wide from handle to handle. See G. Richter, "Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes", p.216-217, no. 596 for a related example. Ex: Sotheby's Antiquities. I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition: