Goblet-shaped drinking vessel with high loop-shaped handles ( Vessels fig. D 5). Attribute of Dionysus, associated in particular with his cult and the cult of heroes and the dead. Recent research doubts that Cantharus is the name of a giant in the Siphnian frieze of Delphi, despite the helmet crest's motif in shape of a kantharos. Shape emerged in Helladic times, with high base only around 600 BC. Profane variations in late classical and Hellenistic tableware (kantharos with thumb plates). The so-called Cabiri kantharoi belong to the skyphoi ( Skyphos).