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

Attributed to the Pig Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 475–465 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 17 in. (43.2 cm) diameter 13 11/16 in. (34.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.152
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, satyr pursing maenad
Reverse, satyr with keras (drinking horn)

By the second quarter of the fifth century, the column-krater was quite an old-fashioned shape, yet it found favor with the Pig Painter and his Mannerist colleagues. Note the survival of black-figure ornament on the front of the neck.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 84, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 564, no. 15, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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