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Double-handled drinking cup (Kantharos)

Double-handled drinking cup (Kantharos)
© BA Antiquities Museum/M. Aly

Registration Number(s)
BAAM Serial Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum Number 1168

Inv.Inventory
 (SCA) 11
Inv.Inventory
 (MAIA) 05.18

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Double-handled drinking cup (Kantharos)

Category:
Containers and related objects, vessels, kantharoi
Provenance:
Lower Egypt, Alexandria, Nelson Island
Material(s):
Man made material, pottery (terracotta)
Height: 
15.2 cm;
diameter of the rim: 
11.2 cm;
max. diameter of the base: 
6.5 cm
Hall:
Nelson Island Collection, showcase 34



The information given here is subject to modification/update as a result of ongoing research.

References
  • Cécile Harlaut, “Aux origines d’Alexandrie et de sa production céramique, vases de contextes hellénistiques anciens, provenant d’Alexandrie, de l’île de Nelson (région de Canope), et de Plinthine (Chôra occidentale) 331-250 av. J.-C.”, in Cécile Harlaut and John W Hayes, Pottery in Hellenistic Alexandria, Études alexandrines 45 (Alexandria: Centre d’Études Alexandrines, 2018): 75, 139,  fig. 19, no. 108; 159, Pl. F.1.
  • Mona Serry, ed., Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Antiquities Museum, introduction by Ismail Serageldin (Alexandria: Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Antiquities Museum, 2015): 270, 335.
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