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HELLENISTIC CAST GLASS KANTHAROS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 26, 2016

HELLENISTIC CAST GLASS KANTHAROS of David Giles

Hellenistic cast glass Kantharos

Hellenistic cast glass Kantharos

Date: 3rd/2nd century BC, From Italy or Black Sea area

Size: 15cm max width including handles, 8 cm high

Technique: Colorless glass Kantharos cast and cut

Condition: Broken and repaired.

Remarks: These double handed cast and cut drinking vessels of the Hellenistic period came in two shapes. The Kantharos or Cantharos is a drinking cup or bowl with two handles on a pedestal foot and the Skyphos has no pedestal foot. The latter shape in glass is more common.

Reference: British Museum Masterpieces of Glass 1968, illustration # 37 page 32. KUNINA Ancient Glass Hermitage, St Petersburg 1997. Illustration # 37 page 75. also see Roman Glass at the Louvre

Provenance: German collection of late 1960’s.

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