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Terracotta column-krater (mixing bowl)

Attributed to the Varrese Painter
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 360–340 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 21 3/8 in. (54.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.215
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Obverse, seated woman between two Oscan youths
Reverse, three youths

The red-figure vases in this case illustrate the so-called Plain Style in Apulian vase-painting, characterized by large shapes and non-mythological subjects depicted simply, with a uniform ground line and few filling ornaments. In the absence of mythological scenes, most of which originated in Greece, local practices and objects come to the fore.
Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 130, p. 42, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1906. "Collection of Greek and Roman Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1(6): pp. 77-80.

Trendall, Arthur Dale and Alexander Cambitoglou. 1978. The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, Vol. 1. no. 54, p. 345, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Schneider-Herrmann, Gisela. 1980. Red-figured Lucanian and Apulian Nestorides and their Ancestors. fig. 106, Amsterdam: Allard Pierson Stichting, Amsterdam.

Trendall, Arthur Dale. 2016. Myth, Drama and Style in South Italian Vase-Painting: Selected Papers by A.D. Trendall, Ian Mcphee, ed. p. 252, Uppsala: Paul Aströms Förlag.

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