Overview: side B

Overview: side A

Collection: Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Summary: Exterior: Gilt garlands suspended from bucrania.
Ware: South Italian Black Glaze
Date: ca. 400 BC - ca. 301 BC

H. 20.4 cm., d. mouth 17.5 cm., d. foot 9.6 cm.

Shape: Kantharos
Period: Late Classical

Decoration Description:

The exterior rim is inscribed with a dedication to Kastor and Polydeukes. Both sides of the vessel are decorated with gilt garlands hanging from bukrania. The spaces above the garlands are filled with stars, and the offset between bowl and calyx is marked with a running wave pattern. Two raised bands encircle the stem, while three bands appear on the foot. Pellets inside the hollow lip rattle when the vessel is tilted.


The rim is inscribed with a dedication to Kastor and Polydeukes, *K*A*S*T*O*R *P*O*L*U*D*E*U*I*K*H*S.

Collection History:

Los Angeles art market.

Sources Used:

Offprint from The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal, vol. 15 (1987), Acquisitions 1986, p. 163, no. 15.

Other Bibliography:

The Summa Galleries, Inc., auction cat. (Beverly Hills, September 18, 1981), lot 16.