Attic clay kantharos

Attic workshop-0735/-0700

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Athens, Greece

Attic clay kantharos (drinking cup) decorated with figure-of-eight shield ("Dipylon type") and double axe motifs in the central panel. The figure-of-eight shield derives from Mycenaean tradition and is thought to be depicted on vases intended as votive offerings or prizes. Late Geometric II period, 735-700 BC. H. 0,142 m. Gift of Iro Giol (ΓΕ 32531)


  • Title: Attic clay kantharos
  • Creator: Attic workshop
  • Date Created: -0735/-0700
  • Location Created: Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: h142 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: vase
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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