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WHA_35JN

Doubled-headed red-figured kantharos (drinking cup) Greek, made in Athens, about 470BC. The moulded heads of a satyr and of a woman are joined back to back on this vessel. Drinking from it, the (male) symposiast would have found himself confronted with two different images that represent opposites of himself. The same contrast is played out on the painted scene about, where wild satyrs break into the civilised symposion

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Doubled-headed red-figured kantharos (drinking cup) Greek, made in Athens, about 470BC. The moulded heads of a satyr and of a woman are joined back to back on this vessel. Drinking from it, the (male) symposiast would have found himself confronted with two different images that represent opposites of himself. The same contrast is played out on the painted scene about, where wild satyrs break into the civilised symposion