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Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)

Attributed to the manner of the Göttingen Painter
Late Archaic
ca. 500 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure, white-ground
H.: 13 7/16 in. (34.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the body, obverse, Herakles and Kyknos
Reverse, two revelers
On the neck, obverse, on white-ground, hunters and hounds
On the topside of the lip, animals

The transition from black-figure to red-figure among Athenian artists was neither rapid nor orderly. While the Göttingen Painter used the new technique for the main subjects, he decorated the neck of the obverse in the outmoded combination of silhouette on white-ground. On the lip, he reverted to a practice favored during the second quarter of the sixth century B.C. by black-figure painters.
Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 7, fig. 46, New York: Plantin Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 234, no. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Kyknos I, no. 5, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 291 n.146 [p. 321], New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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