Large boeotian kantharos
Impressive vase from a very old German collection. 5th century B.C.
Reddish clay with black slip.
2nd half 5th century B.C.
Discus-shaped foot, gently rising into a high stem with central ridge. High cylindrical body with wid mouth. High concave handles.
Height 221mm with and 179mm without handles, diameter 202mm with and 133mm without handles.
Restored from several fragments, with patina
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Tübingen, Antikensammlung des Archäologischen Instituts der Universität 1, Fig .49, Pl. 50.5
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Brussels, Musees Royaux d'art et d'histoire (cinquantenaire) 3, III.G.5, Pl. 5.4
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Zürich, Öffentliche Sammlungen, Pl. 28.1
Acquired by us in 2017 from the German private estate of C. Burgdorff, inherited in 1994 with the collection of his father Hans-Guenther Burgdorff. H.-G. Burgdorff bought the piece in the 1940ies in Greece. It remained in the familiy collection in Germany since then.
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