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.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Greek
- Volute Krater (Mixing Bowl)
- 330 BCE–320 BCE
- terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique
- 85 × 45.2 × 36.8 cm (33 1/2 × 18 × 14 1/2 in.)
- Katherine K. Adler Memorial Fund