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

Attributed to the Orchard Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.149
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Hermes and Poseidon pursuing women
Reverse, youth between two women, one carrying a torch

The amorous escapades of the Greek gods are familiar subjects on vases. The depiction on the reverse is more sober; the torch indicates the time of day. Both scenes are directly pertinent to the symposium, where the vase would have been used.
Beazley, John D. 1942. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters. no. 2, p. 347, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 87, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 523, no. 2, 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. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Aithra, no. 14, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Hermes, no. 868, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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