* MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – HAND PAINTED *
Height (up to the handles): 28 cm / (11in)
Width 30 cm / (11.8in)
Net Weight: 1,5 kgr (3,3 lb)
Material: Clay – Genuine Ceramic
Our vase is a copy of a cup, attributed to the Amphitrite Painter, which is exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The kantharos is the type of wine cup favored by the god Dionysus and the hero Herakles.
Side A: Poseidon attacking the giant Polybotes. He hurls a mass of rock, the island of Nisyros, in his left hand and holds a trident in his right hand. His long hair is wreathed. The giant, wounded on his right side, turns and falls, but tries to strike out with his sword.
Side B: Dionysos attacks a giant with the end of his thyrsos and a serpent. He wears a wreath of ivy. The giant is fallen on one knee, but still grasps his sword.