kantharos

kantharos

[kan-ther-uhs]
noun, plural kantharoi [kan-thuh-roi] . Greek and Roman Antiquity.
a deep bowl set upon a stem terminating in a foot and having two handles rising from the brim and curving downward to join the body.
Also, cantharus.


Origin:
1895–1900; < Greek kántharos

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kantharos

drinking cup in Attic Greek pottery from the period of the red-figure and black-figure styles (qq.v.). The kantharos is in the form of a deep cup, with loop-shaped handles arising from the bottom of the body and extending high above the brim.

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