Ure Museum Database



Browse
Accession_Number 49.12.1
adlib_title Boeotian black glaze kantharos
Shape Kantharos
Shape_description Everted, nearly flat rim, with round lip, curves sharply to a cylindrical upper body, somewhat concave, separated from the lower body by a ridge above a flange. The lower body is comprised of four horizontal ribs, above a shallow bowl that narrows to a thin, short stem, that curves continuously into a conical foot, finishing with a broad groove above a rounded edge. The underside is hollowed. Two strap handles, which flare on either side, rise up above the rim and then descend to rejoin the body at the flange. A spur projects from the lower part of each handle, approximately in the middle of the upper body.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 6/6
Decoration Black glazed all over, but fired red in places, especially on the underside.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete. The surface is marred with scratches, gray deposits, especially in the bowl, under the handle, and on the foot; and slight chips, especially to the foot.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.97.0841.jpg
2003.97.0841.jpg
Oblique frontal view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos, showing the foot, the body, and both of the spurred handles.
->add to myUre
2003.97.0842.jpg
2003.97.0842.jpg
Oblique frontal view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos, showing the foot, the body, and both of the spurred handles.
->add to myUre
2003.97.0843.jpg
2003.97.0843.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos, showing the base, the body, and both of the spurred handles.
->add to myUre
2005.89.0007.jpg
2005.89.0007.jpg

->add to myUre
2008.98.0387.jpg
2008.98.0387.jpg
Oblique top view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos.
->add to myUre
2008.98.0388.jpg
2008.98.0388.jpg
Profile front view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos.
->add to myUre
2008.98.0389.jpg
2008.98.0389.jpg
Profile side view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos,showing one handle.
->add to myUre
2008.98.0390.jpg
2008.98.0390.jpg
Profile back view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos.
->add to myUre
2008.98.0391.jpg
2008.98.0391.jpg
Profile side view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos, showing one handle.
->add to myUre
2008.98.0392.jpg
2008.98.0392.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos, showing the tops of both handles.
->add to myUre
2008.98.0393.jpg
2008.98.0393.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos, showing the base and bottoms of both handles.
->add to myUre
2008.98.0394.jpg
2008.98.0394.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian black-glazed kantharos, showing the base and bottoms of both handles.
->add to myUre
DSCN0190.jpg
DSCN0190.jpg

->add to myUre
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 24.8
Diameters Rim 17.4; upper body (min.) 11.0; flange 13.8; stem 2.7; base 10.0
Handle_height 14.4
Other_dims. H. (excl. handles) 18.2; W. handles 2.7; H. foot 5.0; W. across handles 26.7
Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 01.08.2006; 11.08.2011
The Ure Museum is part of
The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, RG6 6AH