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Kantharos


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Description The "kantharos," a type of drinking cup with high handles, was the attribute of Dionysus.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/12/1959Treatmentcleaned
3/12/1959Treatmentcleaned
7/26/2010Treatmentcleaned; coated
8/09/2010Treatment8/11/10: The object has been cleaned excessively using a knife and a rotary tool to scrape and polish down corrosion products characteristic of an archaeological burial. The object has been repaired in several spots including the underside, the foot, and the handles. The object was coated after treatment to prevent future corrosion.
Exhibitions
  • Silver for the Gods: Eight Hundred Years of Greek and Roman Silver. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. 1977-1978.
Provenance [Found in Greece (?)]; Sambon [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926 (?), by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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Period
5th century BC (Classical)
Medium
silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.934
Measurements
with handles: 7 7/8 x 8 9/16 x 5 1/2 in. (20 x 21.7 x 13.92 cm) (h. x w. x diam.)
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