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Volute Krater (Mixing Bowl)

A work made of terracotta, red-figure.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, red-figure.


330-320 BCE


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.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Greek


Volute Krater (Mixing Bowl)


Apulia (Object made in)

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330 BCE–320 BCE


terracotta, red-figure


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

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Katherine K. Adler Memorial Fund

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