Calyx Krater (Mixing Bowl)

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

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

Date:

About 400/380 BC

Artist:

Etruscan
Attributed to The Perugia Painter, now combined with the Arnò Painter

About this artwork

This vase was painted by a Greek artist who immigrated to Etruria, where Greek vases were a popular commodity. The seventh of Herakles’s Twelve Labors is shown here. Charged with capturing a monstrous bull that was terrorizing the people of Crete, the hero wields his club against the ungainly creature, watched over by King Minos on the left, the gods Apollo and Athena above, and Hermes on the right.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Perugia Painter

Title

Calyx Krater (Mixing Bowl)

Origin

Basilicata

Date

400 BC–380 BC

Medium

Terra-cotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

43.8 × 46.7 × 46.4 cm (17 1/4 × 18 3/8 × 18 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1889.18

Extended information about this artwork

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