Object of the Week: The Disch Cantharus, Germa…

Object of the Week: The Disch Cantharus, Germany, probably Cologne, 200-325. 66.1.267. 

This cantharus- a drinking vessel with high handles- was used to drink wine. It was found in Cologne, Germany in 1864. The vessel is gilded on the outside of the vessel with hot glass trails decorating the exterior.