Danube Virtual Museum

Kantharos (Cantharus)

Title: Kantharos (Cantharus)
Site: Kаrаburmа i Rоspi Ćupriја
Location/Region: Belgrade
Chrolonology: 1000 BC - 1 AD
Museum: Belgrade City Museum
Country: Serbia
Epoch: Early Iron Age
Culture: Celtic Lathen Period
Closer Dating: End of the 3rd and the beginning of the 2th century BC
Material: Fired clay
Dimensions: H 42 cm
Bibliography: Pеtrоvić Bisеniја i drugi. Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, ur. Sеfеrоvić Nаdа. Bеоgrаd: Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, 2003.


This type of pottery is of graceful forms, exquisite workmanship, decorated with ornaments made with meticulous sealing. It is also a representative sample of ceramic production discovered at the Celtic necropolis at Karaburma. The shape of the vessel is borrowed from Greek models which were used for storing and serving wine.