from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cantharus, 1.


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  • However, even in the darkest period of the Middle Ages we find the traditional "kantharos," or basin, in the centre of the quadri-porticoes or courts by which the basilicas were entered.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

  • Four of the portraits were of women richly gowned and dripping with heavy jewels, in various poses—one with a lyre, one extracting a string of pearls from a jewelry box, another holding a mirror, and the last holding a silver kantharos, or drinking vessel.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • She it accompanied at Saint-Denis' cut of the Ptolemies, kantharos agate which was adapted mount goldsmith similar to patène Paris, National Library, Cabinet Medal.

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  • At the Carolingian period, the kantharos of sardonyx was transformed into a chalice from adding a foot decorated with a circular node decorated with precious stones.

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  • Equally lovely is the ivory face from a sculpture of Juno or Apollo that was made in the first century AD (above left) and the Attic red-figure kantharos featuring a Dionysian mask on one side (that shown in the photo above, right) and a mask of a satyr on the other side.

    Lost and Found at the Quirinale Palace at

  • The Getty's kantharos, showed unrestored or under restoration, according to The New York Times

    The Trial in Rome

  • Among the before-and-after pairs, according to The New York Times, was the kantharos with the mask of Dionysos.

    The Trial in Rome

  • One fragment of the red-figure kantharos traced to Medici and Hecht

    The Trial in Rome

  • A red-figure kantharos with masks of Dionysos and a satyr, attributed to Euphronios and the Foundry Painter, and traced by the Italians to Medici and Hecht

    The Trial in Rome

  • I wondered if he noted that my hand closed more tightly upon the base of the kantharos.

    Renegades Of Gor


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