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Geometric or Archaic Miniature Kantharos (Cup)

Iron Age-Archaic
8th century BCE-6th century BCE

diameter of rim
1 3/4 in. x 1 15/16 in. x 2 1/16 in. (diameter) (4.4 cm x 4.9 cm x 5.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3171
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Kantharoi

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  • cups - Open bowl-shaped vessels, used chiefly for drinking, often having one handle, but sometimes two handles or none, generally on a low foot-ring; also includes similar bowl-shaped vessels, generally without handles, resting on a stem and supported by a spreading foot. Occasionally made with a lid.
  • kantharoi - Ancient Greek drinking vessels featuring a deep, footed bowl set on a tall footed stem and two vertical side handles extending from the bottom of the vessel to the rim. The kantharos is intimately associated with the wine god Dionysos, who is often depicted on vases holding a kantharos of type A or a rhyton.
  • miniature - Use to describe objects and beings of a reduced size or scale compared to the average or normal range for its kind.

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  • diameter of rim Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 2 1/16 in. (4.4 x 4.9 x 5.3 cm)

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