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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:

330-320 BCE

Artist:

Attributed to the White Saccos Group
Greek; Apulia, Italy

About this artwork

On the front of this vessel, a warrior and his horse stand in a naiskos (tomb) surrounded by attendants with offerings; above them is the god Eros and on the handles male and female followers of the god Dionysos are depicted.

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

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Volute Krater (Mixing Bowl)

Origin

Apulia

Date

330 BCE–320 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

85 × 45.2 × 36.8 cm (33 1/2 × 18 × 14 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Katherine K. Adler Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1984.8

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