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Column-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.


about 450 BCE


Attributed to the Painter of London E 489
Greek; Athens

About this artwork

On the front of this vase are four youths in himatia. On the left, the youth is facing right and gesturing with his left hand; next, a youth with a lyre is also facing to the right; then a youth gesturing strongly and raising his stick as he leans to the right but with feet out-turned; on the far right a final youth facing left, with a stick. On the other side are three youths also in himatia – that on the left faces right, that in the middle also right, that on the right faces left.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Greek


Column-Krater (Mixing Bowl)


Greece (Object made in)

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450 BCE


terracotta, red-figure


36.8 × 35.5 × 30.1 cm (14 1/4 × 14 × 11 7/8 in.)

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Museum Purchase Fund

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