Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena

SKU: CEGR3001068
Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena Pottery - The Ancient Home
Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena Pottery - The Ancient Home
Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena Pottery - The Ancient Home
Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena Pottery - The Ancient Home
Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena Pottery - The Ancient Home
Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena Pottery - The Ancient Home
Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena Pottery - The Ancient Home
Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena Pottery - The Ancient Home

Ancient Greek Red-Figure Kantharos with Demeter and Athena

SKU: CEGR3001068
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    • Dimensions

      Height: 9.6"
      Width: 9"
      Depth: 5.7"

      Please note that there can be slight differences between the measurements of the item you receive and the data shown on the website due to the handmade nature of the product.
    • Material

      Terracotta
      Acrylic Paint
    • Origin

      Made in Greece
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      • This amazing ancient Greek Kantharos with red figures is a high quality hand painted replica of the actual historic vessel from Athens. Our Kantharos depicts Demeter on one side and Athena on the other side.

        Red-figure pottery painting, also known as the red-figure style or red-figure ceramic is one of the most famous styles for adorning antique Greek vases. It was especially common between the 520 BC and late 3th century BC, although there are specimens dating as late as the 2nd century BC. Stylistically it can be distinguished from the preceding black-figure pottery style and the subsequent Hellenistic pottery styles. 

        If you are interested in the topic of Greek ceramics, you can learn more from our latest blogpost.



        Figures and ornaments were painted on the body of the vessel using shapes and colors reminiscent of silhouettes. Delicate contours were painted before firing, and details could be reinforced and highlighted with opaque colors, usually white and red.

        The most important areas of production, apart from Attica, were in Southern Italy. The style was also adopted in other parts of Greece. Etruria became an important center of production outside the Greek World.

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