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Terracotta column-krater (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Painter of the Bari Orestes
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 375–350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. with handles 17 3/16 in. (43.7 cm) H. without handles 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.42
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Obverse, woman and two Oscan youths
Reverse, three youths

The figures carry paraphernalia for an observance—trays with cakes, a nestoris (an Italic type of jar), and a bunch of grapes that suggests a Dionysiac connection.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 117, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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