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Terracotta bell-krater (mixing bowl)

Period:
Classical
Date:
early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan, Faliscan
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm) diameter 19 7/16 in. (49.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.37
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Dionysos with satyrs and maenads
Reverse, maenad between Pan and satyr

As early Lucanian vases show the effect of Athenian vase-painting on South Italian artists, so this complex and carefully executed work reflects an early stage of Athenian influence in Etruria.
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. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Dionysos/Fufluns, no. 31, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Wullschleger, Manuela. 2000. "Un chef-d’oeuvre de la céramique falisque le stamnos Nordmann." Genava, 48: p. 20 ns 71, 77, fig. 18a-b.

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