Kantharos Snake Representation


This is a Boeotian drinking cup (kantharos) representing a snake in the metope. In antiquity, the snake was associated with chthonic deities and was extensively used in jewellery as a symbol capable of averting evil. This particular representation could be explained by the possible ritual use of the cup. 5th c. BC.

Height: 15 cm
Material: Ceramic

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Weight 0.3000 kg
Dimensions 10.795 × 10.795 × 10.16 cm