About this object

History of use

Container for food or offerings.


Collected by Mr. Cesnola. Part of a collection made in Cyprus in 1873 and presented to the Metropolitan Museum for the 1875 opening.

Physical description

Kyathos made of red fine-grained, light porous clay full of small white limestone particles and dark grits. The bowl was fired; has a red rim and handle; black painted lower body and inner bowl. Deep bowl, wide flaring upper portion, funnel-shaped below with narrow upright rim and forked handle attached below rim. The tip of the handle has a serpent-like appearance. Narrow base ring.