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Column 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:

460-450 BCE

Artist:

Attributed to the Florence Painter
Greek; Athens

About this artwork

On the front of this vase are four youths: the centre pair younger, tightly wrapped in himatia, the flankers, older, that on the left holding a stick, on the right a scraper. Hung up between the pairs is a large sponge (no sign of an aryballos). On the reverse are three youths in himatia. On the left, one faces to the right and gestures with his right hand; the one in the centre faces right but makes no gesture; that on the right faces left seems to move forward and gestures with his right hand.

The figured scenes are framed on either side by a double row of blobs, below by a red line and above by a frieze of tongues. The front of the neck is decorated with a frieze of linked elongated buds; the back is undecorated. On the edge of the rim is a double row of blobs and on the top a frieze of linked lotus buds, as on the neck, with a palmette complex on both handle plates.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Column Krater (Mixing Bowl)

Origin

Greece

Date

460 BCE–450 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

41.3 × 34.9 × 28.6 cm (16 1/4 × 13 3/4 × 11 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1929.699

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