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Calyx-krater

Attributed to the Painter of the Louvre Centauromachy
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 14 1/16 x 13 15/16 in. (35.7 x 35.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.173
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Above, athletes practicing with trainers
Below, obverse, Eos pursuing Tithonos;
reverse, youth with two spears pursuing woman

Kraters with decoration in two superposed friezes occur rather rarely in the second half of the fifth century B.C. Usually the two zones are comparable in height. Here, the lower zone functions as a predella. The combination of subjects is noteworthy: athletes training in the primary frieze, abduction scenes below.
Said to be from Capua

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1092, no. 75, 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. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eos, no. 213, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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