"She passed the fine two-handled beaker to Telemachus"

Two-handled cup, with an elaborate two-handled kantharos (drinking-cup) between two eyes. Black-figure, ca.530 BC
Public DomainTwo-handled cup, with an elaborate two-handled kantharos (drinking-cup) between two eyes. Black-figure, ca.530 BC - Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons
Greek cups and pots came in all shapes and sizes, depending on their functions. They ranged from the simple to the very elaborate, from undecorated pottery to those made of precious materials, such as the “golden beaker” mentioned here.