Volute Krater (Mixing Bowl)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.

Date:

About 340 BC

Artist:

Attributed to the Painter of Copenhagen 4223
Greek; Apulia, Italy

About this artwork

Side A: Young warrior and a tutor or philosopher standing in a naiskos (tomb) surrounded by attendants with offerings; above, head of the mythical poet and singer, Orpheus

Side B: Attendants with offerings at a grave monument

The naiskos (tomb) is decorated with large white figures. Since the krater is a funerary vessel, the figures may be symbolic representations of the dead or they may depict marble statues of the tomb’s occupants.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Volute Krater (Mixing Bowl)

Origin

Apulia

Date

340 BC

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

78 × 48 38.1 cm (30 3/4 × 18 7/8 × 15 in.)

Credit Line

Katherine K. Adler Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1984.7

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